Glipizide medication is used in controlling high blood sugar in people who usually have type 2 diabetes. This medication is used along with a proper exercise program and a healthy diet. It can also be used with other medicines used to treat diabetes.
It is important to control high blood pressure as it can help in preventing kidney damage, nerve problems, blindness, loss of limbs, and problems in sexual functioning. Proper control of diabetes helps in decreasing the risk of getting a heart attack or stroke.
How It Works
Glipizide belongs to a group of medications known as sulfonylureas. Glipizide helps in lowering the blood sugar level in the body by causing the pancreas to produce more insulin. Insulin is a natural substance that is required in breaking down the sugar in your body. This medication also helps the body to use insulin more efficiently.