Ending Medication

Ending Medication

Ending Medication

A lot of people with type 2 diabetes wonder if they can ever come off of the medications. Once they’ve started on medications, can they ever stop? The good news is that for many patients, the answer is “yes.” Especially shortly after diabetes has been diagnosed (in the first ten years or so) if a person loses weight, they can often come off of their medication. That’s the really good news – you can do something about it. Some people (especially people who have had type 2 diabetes for a long time) they will always need some kind of medication and even weight loss won’t change things at that point. But many people can come off of their medications just by losing weight.

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Merri Pendergrass, MD


Board Certified Endocrinologist
Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
Director of the Adult Diabetes Program

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