You may need to take medications for diabetes to help keep your blood sugar levels under control and prevent several severe complications of diabetes including heart disease, stroke, damage to eyes and nerves, liver, and kidneys.

These medications include insulin, aspirin, statins, vaccines for preventing influenza, pneumonia, and others. As these medications can interact with one another to cause adverse effects, it is important to inform your doctor about all the medicines you have been taking.

You will have to be sure to take your medication at the right time every day, timing it to other routine activities. Setting an alarm can be helpful to remind you.

Rotation of sites is important when you inject insulin, alternate the sites from the fatter part of your upper arm to outer thighs to buttocks to the abdomen.