Disease Education

September 2016

What is Type II Diabetes?

Your body does not make enough insulin or prevents insulin from working right. Sugar stays in blood and not to cells for energy.




How the Body Manages Blood Sugar



Spotlight on Metformin

Usually the first-line medication for the treatment of Type II diabetes to control blood sugar.

Not normally associated with weight gain.

Helps restore your body’s response to the insulin you naturally produce.

Taken by mouth.

Decreases the amount of sugar that your liver produces and that your stomach and intestines absorb.

Side Effects*

*Contact your clinician if you experience these side effects.