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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. 

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Learning to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

With type 2 diabetes, the body begins to lose its sensitivity to insulin and the ability to produce it, which is a key hormone that helps regulate glucose.

Type 2 Diabetes

Connect with real patients and learn about treatments and important lifestyle considerations.

Ask the Expert: Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Gastelum answers common question about treating type 2 diabetes.

Choosing a Glucose Meter

Do brand names matter? How much should your meter cost? What features should it have?

Long Term Treatment Guide

Learn how the treatments for type 2 diabetes change as we age and what patients can expect as they adjust to the realities of living with this disease.

Insulin Therapy 101

For over 40 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes, insulin therapy is needed to control blood sugar levels.

Diet and Nutrition

Although not the type of treatment you can get at the drug store, the right diet is as important as any drug or medication.

Herbs and Supplements

There are some home remedies that can help alleviate the symptoms of diabetes, including bitter melon, alpha-lipoic acid and more.

Drugs to Increase Insulin Production

This group of prescription medication is the most commonly prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. It includes two classes of drugs: sulfonylureas and glinides.

Pancreas Transplants

While not common, pancreas transplants are sometimes a last resort treatment option for type 2 diabetes patients who are insulin dependent.


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