Yes. If you have type 1 or 2 diabetes, you can be treated safely with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone). No significant adverse interactions have been reported when taking Suboxone concurrently with insulin or other diabetes medications.
Yes, Diabetic patients can be safely treated with medications for OUD, including Suboxone. Some people even see improvements in their diabetes levels after starting this medication.
These are a few benefits diabetic patients have experienced when taking Suboxone:
Some people gain better control over their blood sugars while taking Suboxone, perhaps because they are not using other opioid drugs and are eating better and taking care of themselves overall.In one study, people had reductions in core diabetes metrics while taking Suboxone. Thus, abstaining from drugs can overall improve health and allow you to focus on nutrition, which may then lead to improvements in your Diabetic control.
Neuropathy is common in people with diabetes, and the discomfort can be intense. Buprenorphine is also a pain medication, and some studies suggest that buprenorphine can reduce neuropathic pain in people with diabetes.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease, and it’s an unfortunate side effect of diabetes. Some people have better cholesterol levels while taking Suboxone.
Using opioids makes it hard to take care of your overall health, including your diabetes. Therefore, treatment of your OUD with Suboxone may subsequently lead to overall improvements in your health, including improved glycemic control.
By working with your doctor, you can find a treatment plan that addresses both diabetes and your OUD.