Most people with diabetes will be encouraged to take some form of medication. Some may require insulin to properly manage blood glucose levels. Many people take a combination of medications to treat the symptoms of diabetes or to reduce associated risks.
Your doctor will help you to determine which medications are best for you. Please note that many people with diabetes will be able to use less medications if they manage their symptoms through diet and exercise. Again, your doctor can advise you on this.
You can explore the American Diabetes Association Website for more information on the medications available to treat diabetes.