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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.

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.

Type 2 diabetes treatment may include:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments

Revision Information

  • Diabetes mellitus type 2 in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 7, 2016. Accessed August 22, 2016.

  • Type 2. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?loc=DropDownDB-type2. Accessed August 22, 2016.