Medicine to treat diabetes is dependent on the individual.

People with type 1 diabetes need insulin replacements every day. Some people with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes may also require insulin.

Tablets are usually only used for people with type 2 diabetes. However, people with gestational diabetes, may also require tablets.

Your doctor will talk to you about what medicine is most appropriate for you.

Information in this section is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice or used to alter medical therapy. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.