• 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 main components of treatment are:
    • Lifestyle changes—diet and exercise
    • Blood glucose monitoring
    • Medications—such as oral anti-diabetes medication and insulin injections
    For detailed information on treatment, click on the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments


    Diabetes mellitus type 2. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 29, 2013. Accessed August 28, 2013.

    Type 2. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?loc=DropDownDB-type2. Accessed August 28, 2013.

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