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Under 18?

This section is for under 18's and contains a great interactive tool to help you and your family learn more about diabetes.

Managing Diabetes

- The interactive web tool for children and families. It may be helpful to look at this section with your parents at first.

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Treatment

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Diabetes does not have a cure, but it is manageable. With the proper treatment plan, you can reduce the complications related to diabetes. Common treatments for diabetes include insulin injections, oral medications, diet and exercise. Work closely with your healthcare team to create the best treatment plan for you.

Over time, high blood glucose levels may also cause other health problems. Diabetes has been linked to:1

  • Heart disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Kidney disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Digestive problems
  • Eye disease
  • Tooth and gum problems

You can help prevent other health problems by keeping your blood glucose levels on target through regular monitoring.2

Choosing food wisely and staying physically active are the first steps. If you can’t reach your target blood glucose levels with diet and physical activity, your healthcare professional may prescribe specific medication to assist in controlling your diabetes. The medication type will depend on your type of diabetes, your schedule and your other health conditions.

1 National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke. Available at http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/stroke/#connection. Accessed on November 11, 2008.
2 Endocrine Today. Use of SMBG results is needed for successful outcomes. Available at: http://www.endocrinetoday.com/view.aspx?rid=30180. Accessed on November 13, 2008.

Oral Medications

Many people with type 2 diabetes still make insulin, but their bodies either do not make enough or do not use it as effectively as they should.

Often, healthcare professionals start people with type 2 diabetes on a therapy of diet and exercise. If this is not enough, the healthcare professional may prescribe oral medications. If oral medication still does not help control blood glucose levels, insulin may be added to the therapy.

Today’s oral drugs offer more options for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Because various medications work in different ways, healthcare professionals may be able to prescribe a variety of medications for better results. While on oral medication for diabetes, frequently checking your blood glucose level helps you know if the treatment is working.

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