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Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

  • Amy Scholten, MPH
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Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

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The goal of diabetes treatment is to keep blood glucose (sugar) levels and HbA1c levels within a healthy range. This will help a person feel better. It will also help prevent or delay problems from diabetes.

This is done with lifestyle changes and medicines. A mix of treatments often works best. The doctor will help a person track their blood glucose levels.

Type 2 diabetes treatment may include:


  • Diabetes mellitus type 2 in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/diabetes-mellitus-type-2-in-adults.
  • Life doesn't end with type 2 diabetes. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: https://diabetes.org/diabetes/type-2?loc=DropDownDB-type2.


  • Mark Arredondo, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.