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. 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 changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments
Diabetes overview. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse website. Available at:
. Updated April 4, 2012. Accessed August 7, 2012.
American Diabetes Association website. Available at:
. Accessed August 7, 2012.