Type 2 diabetics do produce insulin in their bodies. The problem, the insulin is not being used right. Oral medications try to help the body use its insulin. It is important to note that Oral Diabetes medication works only for type 2 diabetes.
Mom forgetting pills for her Type 2 Diabetics is because she does not use insulin normally.
Oral medications do not always work for everyone. Typically type 2 diabetes takes a combination of oral medications and injectable insulin for best results. This works best to control blood sugar. Some Diabetics lack working pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin. In these cases, oral medications doesn’t work and insulin therapy should be used.
Low blood sugar is called or hypoglycemia In some people, the blood sugar may get so low that they may “pass out” or collapse. When this happens, the people need a quick sugar fix. A glass of orange juice or a piece of hard candy would work.