Diabetes Treatment: Medication, Diet, and Insulin Center

The major goal in treating diabetes is controlling elevated blood sugar without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes is treated with:

  • insulin,
  • exercise,
  • and a diabetic diet.

Type 2 diabetes is first treated with:

  • weight reduction,
  • a diabetic diet,
  • and exercise.

When these measures fail to control the elevated blood sugar, oral medications are used. If oral medications are still insufficient, insulin medications are considered.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/25/2020

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