Diabetes Treatment Directory
Treating Type 1 diabetes -- or insulin-dependant diabetes -- is a lifelong process that includes regular monitoring of glucose levels and insulin injections to maintain regular blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes -- non-insulin-dependant diabetes -- can often be controlled by diet and exercise alone, though insulin and medications may also be used to regluate blood sugar. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how diabetes is treated, what drugs are available, what new treatments are in development, and much more.
Type 2 Diabetes Treatments
You have lots of options to manage type 2 diabetes. Diet, and exercise, and medication work together to bring your blood sugar under control.
Understanding Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes
WebMD's comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.
Treatment Options for Diabetes
Find out what kind of treatments you may need to control type 2 diabetes, including pills and insulin shots.
Steps for Preparing a Single Dose of Insulin
Follow these steps when preparing a single type of insulin for a shot.1. Roll the bottle (vial) gently between your hands. This will warm the insulin if you have been keeping the bottle in the refrigerator. Roll a bottle of cloudy insulin until the white powder has dissolved. Do not shake an insulin bottle.2. Wipe the rubber lid of the insulin bottle with an alcohol wipe or a cotton ball dipped ..
Overcoming Objections to Injections
If you have diabetes, a fear of needles or an impression that injections equate to failure can keep you from gaining the benefits of injectable medicines. Learn how overcoming the fear of injections can lower your risk for diabetes complications.
How to Help Your Diabetes Medications Work Better
Find out how exercise, diet, and getting enough sleep can help your meds bring your type 2 diabetes under control.
Advances in Diabetes Treatment
Find out the latest methods to control your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes, including new drugs, studies on stem cells, and research on making an artificial pancreas.
New Type 2 Diabetes Medications
There's no magic pill yet, but you have more options than ever before to help control your type 2 diabetes. And more are coming.
Weight Loss Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes
Can weight loss surgery help control diabetes?
What's the Future of Treating Diabetes?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, describes what's in store for diabetes treatments.
Long-Term Complications of Diabetes
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains the long-term complications of diabetes.
Can Diabetes Be Cured?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about whether type 2 diabetes can be cured.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
A pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Slideshow: Diabetes and Your Mouth
High blood sugar can cause damage throughout the body, including in your mouth. See why oral and dental care is key when you have diabetes.