Proper nutrition and physical activity are the keys to controlling type 2 diabetes.

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The treatment for type 2 diabetes might not be quite as complex as you think. In fact, it has become medical boilerplate: After just about every office visit, doctors give patients strict orders to eat right and exercise. We hear these cautions so often that it's easy to zone out and think, "Right, doc, whatever you say...I wonder if I have time to stop for a cheeseburger on the way back to work..."

It's time to listen up if you have type 2 diabetes, because physical activity and careful meal planning aren't just good ideas -- they are proven therapies that can control your blood sugar. Follow the right regimen in the gym and dining room and you can postpone, and maybe even eliminate, the need for diabetes drugs.

However, even if you do everything right, you may eventually need an insulin boost to keep your blood sugar in check. Fortunately, there are a number of medications you can add to a daily regimen of fitness and food smarts that can help get your glucose under control.

Of course, your type 2 diabetes treatment will not be simple, either. You might be asking yourself what foods you should eat and in what quantities, how hard can I safely exercise, and what are the type 2 diabetes medications and what exactly do they do? By searching through the topics below, you can find all the answers you need to create the perfect type 2 diabetes treatment plan for you:

Diabetic Diet

We've already stressed the importance of your diet in treating type 2 diabetes, but we may still have some surprises for you. For instance, you might not have to give up sugar entirely. However, before you eat that hot fudge sundae, read our suggestions for crafting a type 2 diabetes diet.

Diabetes and Exercise

Exercise is one of the prime ways to combat insulin resistance. When you work out, your muscles need energy and your body tends to burn glucose. On this page, you will find out how to create a safe and effective diabetes exercise plan.

Blood Sugar

All diabetes patients have to learn how to keep a tight control over their blood sugar, and monitoring your glucose levels is an invaluable tool in that task. On this page, you will learn how to monitor your blood sugar and what your test results mean for you.

Insulin

While insulin is usually associated with type 1 diabetes, there are some type 2 diabetes patients that can benefit from insulin injections in regulating their blood sugar. Learn all about insulin and how to inject it on this page.

Alternative Treatments

There are a number of herbal and home remedies for diabetes that some consumers have turned to as an alternative to conventional medicine. On this page, you will learn how to treat diabetes with natural cures.

Diabetes and Children

As obesity rates continue to rise, so do the number of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, children generally lack the discipline and focus to effectively treat this complicated disease. On this page, we will help you craft a diabetes treatment plan geared for a child.

 

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