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Principles of good diabetes care include:
 
  • Learning as much as you can about diabetes
  • Getting regular care for your condition
  • Learning how to control your diabetes
  • Getting checked for long-term problems and then treating them.
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In some cases, lifestyle changes, such as an improved diet and increased physical activity, may be enough. However, many people with type 2 diabetes require treatment with oral medication, insulin, or both to control their blood glucose levels.
 
(For more details on treatment options, as well as an in-depth description of what can happen if this condition goes untreated, click Diabetes Treatment.)
 
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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