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Medicines for Diabetes

Your diabetes health care team will find the right treatments for your child. Using a personalized diabetes care plan is part of treatment. The care plan may include medicines to help keep your child’s blood sugar levels in a healthy range. For example:

  • Many people with diabetes need to take insulin to let the sugar in their blood get into the cells so it can be used for energy.
  • Glucagon is a medicine used to treat very low blood sugar levels.
  • Other kinds of medicines are sometimes given to treat kids and teens with type 2 diabetes.

Whether your child has type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, be sure to give them their medicines exactly as prescribed to help prevent problems. If you have questions about the diabetes medicines, talk to your child’s doctor or care team.