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Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Quick Guide to Medications, 12th edition

Guide of current drugs and dosing used for treating people with diabetes.

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Keep current on diabetes drugs and dosing with the ADCES Quick Guide to Medications.  This Guide puts key information for insulins, fixed-dose combinations, and oral glucose lowering agents right at your fingertips, including the following:
• Mechanism of action      
• Contraindications
• Dosing
• Adverse effects
Approaches to Glycemic Control
First-Generation Sulfonylureas
Second-Generation Sulfonylureas
Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitor
Ergot Derivatives
Amylin Analog
Bile Acid Sequestrants
DPP-4 Inhibitors
GLP-1 Receptor Agonists
SGLT2 Inhibitors
Fixed-Dose Combinations
Insulin Available in the United States
Comparison of Human Insulin Preparations and Analogs
Guidelines for Mixing Insulin and Pre-filling Syringes
Rapid-acting Inhaled Insulin
Starting Insulin in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Starting Insulin in Children With Type 1 Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes
Blood Pressure Control
Recommendations for Blood Pressure Control in Persons With Diabetes
ACE Inhibitors
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
Calcium Channel Blockers (Nondihydropyridine)
Calcium Channel Blockers (Dihydropyridine)
Cholesterol Management
Recommendations for Cholesterol Management in Persons With Diabetes
HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors “statins”
Statin Dose Limitations With HIV Drugs
Simvastatin Dose Limitations
Relative LDL-lowering Efficacy of Statins based on Intensity
Absorption Inhibitor
Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin Type 9 Inhibitors (PCSK9)
Bile Acid Sequestrants
Fibric Acid Derivatives “fibrates”
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Obesity Management
Common Agents for Obesity Management in Persons With Diabetes
Treatment of Hypoglycemic Emergency
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use Guidelines for Persons With Diabetes
Commonly Used Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Diabetes
Diabetes Resources