There are a number of different medications available to people with diabetes, all of which work in a variety of different ways. Not all treatments are suitable for everyone, so don’t be disheartened if you find yourself needing to change or stop certain medications. Your GP or healthcare professional can help you find a medication that’s best for your individual needs.
You may experience some side effects from your medication. If you do, speak to your doctor as there may be an alternative medication that you could try instead.
Side effects will depend on the type of medication you are taking, but they could include:
- weight loss or weight gain
- bloating and diarrhoea
- feeling sick
You should always check the patient information leaflet (PIL) supplied with your medication to see a more detailed list of the side effects you might experience. However, don’t be put off by the list as you may not experience any at all.
If do you experience any severe side effects or reactions, make sure you seek medical attention straight away.