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Type 2 diabetes, is a common chronic metabolic disease that leads to abnormally high levels of blood sugar in the blood. This blood sugar is also referred to as glucose.[read article]

Tests for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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A glucose tolerance test measures how well your body is able to break down glucose, or sugar. Those who suffer from diabetes (type 1) have trouble processing glucos...  More
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A glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose , also known as sugar, is your body's main source of energy. Your body converts the carboh...  More
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HbA1c is a blood test doctors use to determine how high your blood sugar has been in the past few months. Your doctor may order this test if you are diabetic or if ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose , also known as sugar, is your body's main source of energy. Your body converts the carboh...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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Blood glucose monitoring is the regular testing of the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood. It is part of the ongoing care for diabetes.Glucose testing can be do...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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METFORMIN (met FOR min) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine can be used a...  More
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PIOGLITAZONE (pye oh GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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ACARBOSE (AY car bose) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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GLYBURIDE (GLYE byoor ide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. The medicine helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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REPAGLINIDE (re PAG lin ide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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EXENATIDE (ex EN a tide) is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine may be used with other oral diabetes medicines.  More
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GLYBURIDE; METFORMIN (GLYE byoor ide; met FOR min) to treat type 2 diabetes. It is combined with a diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body to use insulin b...  More
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METFORMIN; ROSIGLITAZONE (met FOR min; roe si GLI ta zone) is a combination medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is co...  More
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GLIPIZIDE; METFORMIN (GLIP i zide; met FOR min) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body to use i...  More
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METFORMIN; PIOGLITAZONE (met FOR min; pye oh GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exerc...  More
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GLIMEPIRIDE; PIOGLITAZONE (GLYE me pye ride; pye oh GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet an...  More
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METFORMIN; SITAGLIPTIN (met FOR min; sit a GLIP tin) is a combination of 2 medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medicine lowers blood sugar. Treatment is c...  More
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METFORMIN; REPAGLINIDE (met FOR min; re PAG lin ide) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body t...  More
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GLIMEPIRIDE; ROSIGLITAZONE (GLYE me pye ride; roe si GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet a...  More
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ROSIGLITAZONE (roe si GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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GLIMEPIRIDE (GLYE me pye ride) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body use insulin better.  More
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INSULIN GLARGINE (IN su lin GLAR geen) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a long-acting insulin that is usua...  More
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GLIPIZIDE (GLIP i zide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. The medicine helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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INSULIN ASPART (IN su lin AS part) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a fast acting insulin that starts work...  More
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NATEGLINIDE (nuh TAY gli nide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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SITAGLIPTIN (sit a GLIP tin) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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INSULIN LISPRO (IN su lin LYE sproe) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. This medicine is a rapid-acting insulin th...  More
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TOLBUTAMIDE (tole BYOO ta mide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This drug helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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INSULIN DETEMIR (IN su lin DE te mir) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a long-acting insulin that is usual...  More
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MIGLITOL (MIG li tol) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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CHLORPROPAMIDE (klor PROE pa mide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This drug helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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INSULIN GLULISINE (IN su lin; GLOO lis een) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a fast acting insulin tha...  More
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TOLAZAMIDE (tole AZ a mide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This drug helps your body to use insulin better.  More
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REGULAR INSULIN (REG yuh ler IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a short-acting insulin that s...  More
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INSULIN ASPART; INSULIN ASPART PROTAMINE (IN su lin AS part; IN su lin AS part PRO ta meen) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in...  More
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INSULIN LISPRO; INSULIN LISPRO PROTAMINE (IN su lin LYE sproe; IN su lin LYE sproe PRO ta meen) is a human-made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of suga...  More
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PRAMLINTIDE (PRAM lin tide) is a man-made form of a hormone normally found in the body. It is used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults. This medicine work...  More
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BROMOCRIPTINE (broe moe KRIP teen) comes from a group of medicines called ergot alkaloids. This medicine is useful in treating menstrual and fertility problems and ...  More
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Linagliptin (lin a GLIP tin) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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SAXAGLIPTIN helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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REGULAR INSULIN (REG yuh ler IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a short-acting insulin that s...  More
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ISOPHANE INSULIN (NPH) (EYE soe fane IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in the blood. It is an intermediate-acting...  More
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REGULAR INSULIN: ISOPHANE INSULIN (REG yuh ler IN su lin; ISO fane IN su lin) is a human-made form of insulin. This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your...  More
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Medical Procedures for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Studies show nearly 3 out of every 4 women will experience a yeast infection at least once in their life. For women with diabetes, however, the risk is even higher....  More
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Nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections can lead to serious foot problems if you have diabetes. However, there are precautions you can take to maintain h...  More
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Administration of Insulin
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Lifestyle Counseling
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Keep Blood Glucose under Control
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Self Care for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates...  More
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Managing your weight involves balancing the number of calories you consume with the calories you burn off through activity. Weight management generally focuses on h...  More
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Lifestyle Modification
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Blood glucose monitoring is the regular testing of the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood. It is part of the ongoing care for diabetes.Glucose testing can be do...  More
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Diabetes Skin Care
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Surgical Procedures for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Bariatric Surgery
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