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Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

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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

Revision Information

  • Diabetes mellitus type 2. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated July 29, 2013. Accessed August 28, 2013.

  • Type 2. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: Accessed August 28, 2013.

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