What Types of Treatments Are There For Type 2 Diabetes?


Treating type 2 diabetes can be achieved effectively 3 ways. The first involves food control, and increased exercise and this is usually what is prescribed for those with pre diabetes symptoms, and also those with early diagnosis diabetes with relatively low (but still elevated) blood glucose levels. The next course of medication involves oral tablets of which there several types available and they all treat the diabetes differently. The final treatment for type 2 diabetics when neither of the previous 2 options appear to be working any longer is insulin injections. People with type 2 diabetes usually develop “beta-cell failure”, meaning the pancreas cells that make insulin are no longer able to release insulin. Therefore, it eventually happens that these people will often require insulin injections to manage their diabetes.

Because, high levels of blood glucose cause adverse health problems over time, there needs to be a way to control the levels of blood glucose for when certain people (type 2 diabetics) become unable to naturally control it. The typical health problems caused by diabetes include cardiovascular and heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, nerve damage, and blindness. You can help prevent health problems developing (or worsening) by keeping your blood glucose levels stable, and as close as possible to the normal blood sugar range. People with diabetes need to pay particular attention to their food choices, and also need to undertake regular physical activity to help control their blood glucose levels, however if this becomes not possible, then the diabetes will need to be treated with diabetes medicines. The kind of diabetic medicine you will need to take will depend on your type of diabetes, and any health conditions you may be suffering from.

Diabetes oral medicines can help people with type 2 diabetes or women with gestational diabetes to keep their blood glucose levels stable and within the target range. The oral medicine that will be the right one for you may be trial and error initially. Your doctor might suggest that you try one particular kind of pill initially, and if that doesn’t help you to stabilize your blood glucose, then you might be asked to either increase your dose of the same medication, or possibly change to another type of medication.

Type 2 diabetes, which was once called adult onset diabetes or non insulin dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes, and there are many choices of oral diabetes medication are available. Your doctor might even prescribe two or more medicines to be used in combination.

The most common type 2 diabetes oral medicine people start with is known as metformin, which is one of the diabetic drugs from the biguanide class of diabetes drugs. It is the first choice of drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, especially in overweight and obese people who have normal kidney function.



Source by Wazza P Tibbotts

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