All Type 2 Diabetes Articles

Foot Ulcers Linked to Mortality in People with Diabetes
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Sulfonylureas for Type 2 Diabetes
Medication used to control type 2 diabetes
Sulfonylureas are a type of medications used to treat type 2 diabetes. They were the first drug developed to help people better control their blood glucose levels. Learn how sulfonylureas work and if they’re right for you.
Combination Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Some drugs are combined in one pill
Your doctor may have you take a combination medication if you have type 2 diabetes: this drug will combine multiple medications to help keep your blood glucose level under control.
Repaglinide and Nateglinide for Type 2 Diabetes
Medications that help the pancreas make more insulin
Repaglinide and nateglinide, two medications for type 2 diabetes, were developed in 1997. They stimulate your pancreas to make insulin, and you take them right before a meal.
New Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Recent developments in diabetes treatment
Researchers are working on better medications to treat type 2 diabetes. Learn about some of the new medications used to control blood glucose levels and prevent diabetes-related complications.
Biguanides for Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes medication that prevents the liver from making more glucose
A diabetes medication used for people with type 2 diabetes, biguanides help lower blood glucose level. It prevents the liver from making more glucose. Get examples of generic and name brand medications.
Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors for Type 2 Diabetes
Medications that help control your blood glucose level
Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors are prescribed for some people with type 2 diabetes. They inhibit your body from breaking down complex carbohydrates, so your blood glucose level doesn’t go as high after eating. Includes special notes on using this drug.
Thiazolidinediones (TZDs or Glitazones) for Type 2 Diabetes
Medications that lower insulin resistance
Thiazolidinediones—often called TZDs or glitazones—can lower your insulin resistance. This medication helps your body use insulin better, which can make it easier to control your blood glucose level when you have type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin
When dietary changes, exercise, and medications don't work
If your type 2 diabetes symptoms can't be controlled with diet, exercise, and oral medications, you may wish to use insulin. Learn more about your options.
Type 2 Diabetes Complications
How to Prevent Short- and Long-term Complications
With type 2 diabetes, you must control your blood glucose level if you want to avoid short- and long-term complications. Hypoglycemia, eye problems (retinopathy), nerve problems (neuropathy), kidney disease, and heart disease can all be prevented.
Type 2 Diabetes FAQ
Quick answers to the most common questions
Get quick answers to the most common questions about type 2 diabetes. Includes links to in-depth articles so that you can get more information about this most common type of diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Eat Well and Exercise
Article describes lifestyle changes, such as eating right and exercising, that can help you prevent type 2 diabetes.
Introduction: Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Medication Options to Help Control Your Blood Glucose Level
People with type 2 diabetes may need to take medications to help control their blood glucose level. There are many options, and this article explains the basics of what’s available, including the newest medications.
Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise
Exercise Makes It Easier to Control Your Diabetes
When you have type 2 diabetes, you must exercise. You probably heard that the day you were diagnosed. Learn what kinds of exercise to do and how to stick with an exercise plan so that you can better control of your diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes: How to Lose Weight
The Benefits of Weight Loss
When they’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, people often hear that they have to lose weight. Weight loss can help you better control your blood glucose level. Learn other benefits of weight loss and how it can help you if you have diabetes.

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