The fundamental objective in treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes is to control blood glucose (sugar) levels within the normal range, with little swings to low or high levels.
Type 1 diabetes is treated with:
- Diabetic diet
Type 2 diabetes is treated:
- Primarily with weight reduction, a diabetic diet, and exercise.
- When the above measures fail to handle the elevated blood sugar of type 2 diabetes, oral medications are given.
- Insulin treatment is started if oral medications become ineffective.
Sticking to a diabetic diet is a crucial factor in controlling blood sugar in diabetics. Your physician or dietician will provide you with guidelines for food preparation. Your food must be:
- Low in fat, cholesterol, and simple sugars
Weight Loss and Exercise
Weight loss and exercise are necessary treatments for type 2 diabetes. Weight loss and exercise boost the sensitivity of the cells to insulin (countering insulin resistance), thus helping to control blood sugar elevations.
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