Type 2 Diabetes Defined
Taking care of yourself when you have type 2 diabetes starts with learning everything you can about your body and your treatment.
To help you begin, we’ve pulled together some useful information and tools for you. In this section, you’ll lea
What Is Blood Sugar?
Blood sugar is your body’s main source of energy. Your doctor probably told you that
you have type 2 diabetes because you had too much sugar in your blood. Fortunately,
there are ways to help keep your blood sugar levels from getting too high or l
How to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes With a Treatment Plan
Your health care team can help you create a type 2 diabetes treatment plan to help you reach your treatment goals. Your goals may be different from someone else with type 2 diabetes.
Your type 2 diabetes treatment plan may include:
Building Your Health Care Team
Living with and managing your type 2 diabetes isn’t an easy job. You need to monitor your blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Eat right. Exercise regularly. And take your medicine as prescribed. Add that to your work and home resp
Getting the Type 2 Diabetes Support You Need
Family and friends are important
So why not teach them about your condition? Let them know why you may be counting carbs, monitoring your blood sugar levels, and increasing your activity level. The more they know, the more they can help.
If you do ask
How to Lower the Risk of Low Blood Sugar
Know the things that can make your blood sugar drop, such as fasting for tests, exercising, and sleeping. Low blood sugar may increase the risk of harm to yourself or others, such as when you are driving.
Avoiding low blood sugar is not always possible, but there are steps you can take that may help. Be sure to take your insulin as prescribed, wa