Treatment Advances in Type 2 Diabetes

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Sarah Lewis, PharmD

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Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. With type 2 diabetes being the most common form of the disease, it’s a priority to make progress in its treatment. And researchers have done just that. This is good news if you—or a loved one—have type 2 diabetes. Here are some exciting advances in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Insulin

Type 1 diabetes usually comes to mind with insulin. But most people with type 2 diabetes will eventually need to use it. People with type 2 diabetes account for most insulin use due to their sheer numbers. Approximately 30% of type 2 diabetes patients use insulin. So making advances in insulin treatment benefits many people with type 2 diabetes.

After you receive a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, your doctor will work with you to determine the best method of treatment, be it medication or insulin injections. But, as Dr. Anthony Cardillo explains, the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes? Proper diet and exercise.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Aug 13, 2015

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