Managing type 2 diabetes requires you to take a proactive approach to your health. You’ll need to keep your blood sugar levels in check to keep your diabetes under control and to prevent serious complications. Monitor your blood sugar to help stay on top of your condition. Learn about which foods to eat—and which ones to avoid—as well as when to eat them. Exercise regularly to lower your blood sugar. Sometimes, blood sugar-regulating medication or insulin therapy might be necessary, and in rare cases, transplantation. Explore treatment options and work with your doctor to put together your best diabetes treatment plan.