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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.
This is done with lifestyle changes and medications. A combination of treatments often works bests. Talk to your doctor about what a healthy blood glucose range is for you and how often you shold test your blood.
Type 2 diabetes treatment may include:Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments
Diabetes mellitus type 2 in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113993/Diabetes-mellitus-type-2-in-adults. Accessed January 26, 2021.
Type 2. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?loc=DropDownDB-type2. Accessed January 26, 2021.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review BoardNicole S. Meregian, PA
- Review Date: 11/2020
- Update Date: 01/26/2021