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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 four main components of treatment are:
  • Lifestyle changes (diet and exercise)
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Medicine (eg, oral anti-diabetes medicine, insulin injections)

For detailed information on treatment, click on the following:

Lifestyle changes | Medications | Alternative and complementary therapies | Other treatments

 

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