Treatment Options for Diabetes

Understanding diabetes is the first step toward managing it. So what do you need to know? First, you need to know what diabetes is and how it affects your body. And you’ll need to know what kind of diabetes you have. Next you have to know how to maintain your health, treat your diabetes, know when your treatment is successful and what to do when it’s not.

Treating diabetes
To survive, people with type 1 diabetes must have insulin delivered by injection or a pump. Many people with type 2 diabetes can control their blood glucose by following a healthy meal plan and exercise program, losing excess weight, and taking oral medication. Many people with diabetes also need to take medications to control their cholesterol and blood pressure. Diabetes self-management education (DMSE) is an integral component of medical care. Among adults with diagnosed diabetes, 16% take insulin only, 12% take insulin and oral medication, 57% take oral medication only, and 15% do not take either insulin or oral medications.

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St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401