Prandial glucose regulator - Diabetes UK

Diabetes treatments

Prandial glucose regulator

Like the sulphonylureas, these stimulate the cells in the pancreas to produce more insulin. However, unlike the sulphonylureas, they work very quickly but only last for a short time and are given within half an hour before each meal.

If a meal is missed, the dose must be omitted. These tablets are taken up to three times daily.

Medications in the Prandial glucose regulator family

Generic or proper name Brand or trade name
Repaglinide Prandin
Nateglinide Starlix

Side effects

All medication has side effects and you should check the patient information leaflet (PIL) supplied with your medication to see which side effects you might experience from your particular medication. Remember that you are unlikely to experience all side effects that are listed, and you may not experience any at all. If you do, speak to your doctor as there may be another diabetes medication you could try instead.


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