Karen Schroeder Kassel, MS, RD, MEd
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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:
Diabetes mellitus type 2 in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:
http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113993/Diabetes-mellitus-type-2-in-adults. Updated August 29, 2016. Accessed October 5, 2016.
American Diabetes Association website. Available at:
http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?loc=DropDownDB-type2. Accessed August 22, 2016.
Last reviewed August 2016 by Kim Carmichael, MD
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