Okay, so assuming you finally know your Diabetes status, supposing it turns out to be positive, how should you go about treating it? What is the best course of action open to you? What would treatment involve and what would you need to do or refrain from doing to ensure that treatment is successful? All these questions and more will be answered in this article.

So here goes.

Generally since diabetes is referenced by an above normal presence of blood sugar (200 mg/dl or more-random plasma Glucose test or 126 mg/dl or more- fasting plasma glucose test), it is the aim of diabetes treatment to ensure that whether through medication, exercise, surgery, dietary adjustments, etc. or a combination of all these, blood sugar level is regularized and brought back to normal. However such treatment must make sure at the same time that the opposite doesn't happen-that blood sugar does not fall to abnormally low levels Januvia Coupon.

Accordingly, the monitoring of blood sugar is also an essential aspect of diabetes treatment. The first thing to note therefore, assuming you are diagnosed with diabetes is that diabetes treatment equates to diabetes management. For now strictly speaking, whether for Type 1(especially for Type 1) or Type 2 (depending on your take on reversal), there is no cure.

The second thing to note is that treatment would generally involve some life style changes. These changes will involve a combination of some or all of the following; dietary adjustments, exercise and the taking of diabetes medication like insulin and metformin.

Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin, exercise and a diabetic diet. Type 2 on the other hand is treated first with weight reduction, a diabetic diet and exercise. And secondly in cases where this would not be enough, thereafter with diabetes medication or insulin therapy and Blood Sugar monitoring. As such training in self-management of diabetes is an indispensable part of diabetes management.

That said, it is important to note that treatment must be tailored to individual needs thereby catering to individual diabetic differences. Such treatment should therefore take into cognizance and address psycho-social, medical and lifestyle issues.

For the vast majority of people with Type 1 diabetes, insulin is the only form of medication they will need to take. For people with Type 2 diabetes however, available medication vary and depending on their circumstances, they may or may not need to take one or more of these drugs. Let's take a deeper look into treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

Healthy eating

Though there is no specific diabetes diet, since our aim is to reduce blood sugar, it is best to reduce the intake of carbohydrates, animal products, sugar and fats. Instead one should center his or her diet around vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

Foods with a low glycemic index (foods that don't raise your blood sugar quickly), typically high in fiber foods, can be helpful in assisting one to reach a stable blood sugar level.

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