Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Treatment

At a Glance

People with diabetes should see a health care provider who will help them learn to manage their diabetes and who will monitor their diabetes control. Most people with diabetes get care from primary care physicians-internists, family practice doctors, or pediatricians. 

Treatment Topics
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Getting Started

Planning your meals more carefully, figuring out how to get more exercise into your schedule and learning all you can about…

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Injectables

Byetta is for type 2 diabetes. It helps your pancreas produce insulin more effectively. Byetta is not insulin and should not be taken instead of insulin. A pre-measured dose…

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Insulin & Pumps

Insulin pumps deliver rapid-acting insulin all day through a catheter placed under your skin. Using a pump means you have more flexibility with your meal schedule. However,…

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Pills

If exercising more and eating better are not enough to control your blood sugar, your doctor may suggest oral medication. There are six classes of drugs that lower blood…

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Supplements

Treating diabetes will most often require some type of oral medication or injectable, depending on which type of diabetes you have, but supplements can also play a valuable…

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Surgery

Many obese patients are undergoing gastric banding surgery to lose weight. Placing a band around the stomach reduces one's appetite. A new study by the Journal of the…

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Alternative Treatments

Medications and insulin aren't the only way to treat your diabetes. Alternative treatments can improve your lifestyle. Changing your diet and exercising are major steps to…

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Blood Monitors

Monitoring your blood sugar levels is essential to diabetes management. Testing sugar levels helps determine when to eat,…

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Blood Meters

Monitoring your blood sugar levels is essential to diabetes management. Testing sugar levels helps determine when to eat, exercise, and take medications. With glucose meters,…

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A1C and blood sugars

The Hb A1c test tracks the amount of glucose that sticks to the hemoglobin in your blood. The glycosolated hemoglobin test happens every 90 to 120 days. Doctors use Hb A1c to…

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Hot Topics

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