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.
What Does a Diabetes Doctor Do?
Endocrinologists specialize in glands, hormones, and metabolism. Find out more about what these doctors do, like helping people with diabetes or menopause.
Oral Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Learn about oral diabetes medications for treating type 2 diabetes, including side effects.
Make a Daily Plan for a Child With Type 1 Diabetes
Find out how a daily plan for school or special events can help your child manage her type 1 diabetes.
Do Needles Make You Nervous? Try This
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and need to start injecting insulin or have been prescribed another medication that requires self-injections, there are steps that can minimize the pain and the fear.
Treating Diabetes With Insulin: Real-Life Tips
Treating your diabetes with insulin doesn't have to be a daily headache. There are ways to make it as easy as possible.
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.
Artificial Pancreas on the Horizon
An artificial pancreas could revolutionize the treatment of diabetes, and it may only be a few years away.
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: 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.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD offers a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.