Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsDiabetes · 1 decade ago

How do i manage type II or type 2 diabetes?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Your doctor should have advice specific to you, but the American Diabetes Association offers the Diabetes Learning Center (online information for managing meal planning, nutrition, complications, etc. at

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease also provides the Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, with information on treatments, complications, etc. at

    Source(s): American Diabetes Association National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
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  • 1 decade ago

    Same as the answer before: your doctor, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the NIDDK, a branch of the NIH.

    Also, exercise may lower the need for insulin if you are insulin-dependent right now. Type II is often more about insulin resistance than Type I. Losing weight will also lower insulin resistance.

    Oral hypogycemics are also an option if you are not insulin-dependent.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All those answers are correct. just remember to excercise. even just walking at least 30-min. in the morning and 30-min. in the evening. the walking will help you alot.

  • 1 decade ago

    The answers given to you previously (about researching the ADA, other organzations) is good advice, but not really that specific. Sometimes you need to do more to get the help you need than just do online research.

    The best advice that I have is to talk to your doctor to work up an individualized treatment plan for your diabetes. Not everyone's diabetes works the same do the uniqueness of the human body and differences from person to person.

    Also, seek out your local public health resources for valuable (and usually free of charge) education relating to diabetes. Your local health department would be a great place to start your search for resources.

    Some basic diabetes pointers:

    -- Eat a healthy diet. Reduce your sugar intake to minimal (not nonexistent though -- you have to have some sugar to have energy), low fat, low carb, etc. Also, pay special attention to your portion sizes at meals. Even eating too much of some health-conscious foods can be harmful to your blood sugar levels. Consider talking to a dietician.

    -- Take your medications regularly. Try to take them around the same time every day to maintain constant, consistent levels in your system. Only take the dosage prescribed. Don't alter your dose to self-treat high / low sugar levels.

    -- Monitor your blood sugars at home on a daily basis. (I usually monitor first thing in the morning and 2 hours after each meal, but talk to your doctor and see what he / she wants you to do as far as a monitoring schedule goes.)

    -- Exercise. Getting out and moving around, walking, running, etc. are all great for helping keep a check on your blood sugar levels. Some resources do say, however, that if you do a self-check on your sugar and get a level of 300 or more, DO NOT exercise. Talk to you doctor and get his / her recommendation for your exercise plan.

    It basically all comes down to you as to how well you manage your diabetes. While it is a terrible condition (I know, I have it too...), you can live a long and healthy life with proper measures of control. Work with your doctor and come up with a treatment plan.

    Good luck and best wishes.....

    Source(s): I am a Diabetes Health Educator and a Type 2 diabetic.
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