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How to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes With a Treatment Plan

Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Managing Type 2 Diabetes

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:
  • Eating healthy
  • An exercise routine
  • Taking medicines

Things to do to keep track of your treatment

How do I know if my type 2 diabetes treatment plan is working?
  • You can track your blood sugar yourself
  • Your health care team may also help you keep track of your treatment goals to manage type 2 diabetes. They may make changes to your plan if they are needed
  • Your health care team will give you A1C tests to see if your type 2 diabetes treatment plan is working

Tips to help you follow your type 2 diabetes treatment plan

Following your treatment plan with your health care team may help lower the risk of other type 2 diabetes-related health problems.

Here are a few tips to help you stay on track:
  • Follow your diet and exercise plans
  • Check your blood sugar level as directed by your health care team
  • Keep track of your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers
  • Get the tests that your doctor says you need
  • If your doctor refers you to a specialist, make an appointment with the specialist
  • Take your medicines as prescribed

You should call your doctor at any time if:

  • Your symptoms get worse
  • You have problems with your medicine
  • You have questions about your treatment