This drug helps people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes bring down their blood sugar level in three ways:
- It tells your liver to make less glucose.
- It lowers your insulin resistance, which means it makes your muscles use insulin better so glucose can get into them instead of staying in your blood.
- It helps your intestines absorb less glucose from your food.
It can lower your A1c, the "average" of your blood sugar control over a few months. It can also delay prediabetes becoming diabetes.