The goal of diabetes treatment is to maintain blood sugar and HbA1c levels within a healthy range. By doing so, you will feel better on a daily basis and will help prevent or delay the complications associated with diabetes. Talk to your doctor about what a healthy blood sugar range is for you.

The four main components of treatment are:

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Oral antidiabetes medicines

For detailed information on treatment, click on the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Alternative and complementary therapies
Other treatments

Currently, there is increased interest in the use of bariatric surgery as a treatment for diabetes in people who are obese.