• Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

    The goal of diabetes treatment is to maintain blood glucose (sugar) levels and HbA1c levels within a healthy range. By doing so, you will feel better on a daily basis and will help prevent or delay the complications associated with diabetes. Talk to your doctor about what a healthy blood glucose range is for you.
    The four main components of treatment are:
    • Lifestyle changes (diet and exercise)
    • Blood glucose monitoring
    • Medicine (eg, oral anti-diabetes medicine, insulin injections)
    For detailed information on treatment, click on the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments

    References

    Diabetes overview. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/overview/index.aspx . Updated April 4, 2012. Accessed August 7, 2012.

    Type 2. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?loc=DropDownDB-type2 . Accessed August 7, 2012.

    Revision Information

    • Reviewer: Brian Randall
    • Review Date: 09/2012
    • Update Date: 00/91/2012
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