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.
Combination Therapy Explained
When You Need More Than One Medicine for Your Type 2 Diabetes
Does Metformin Cause Weight Loss?
Studies have linked metformin to losing weight, but it’s not considered a weight loss pill. Here’s what you need to know.
Treatment Options for Diabetes
Find out what kind of treatments you may need to control type 2 diabetes, including pills and insulin shots.
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.
Can You Stop Diabetes Meds? What to Expect
Your blood sugar is under control. How do you talk to your doctor about stopping medication?
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.
Combination Therapy for Diabetes
Many people with type 2 diabetes can manage their blood sugar levels with just diabetes pills and lifestyle changes. Others will also need to use injectable diabetes drugs. What's right for you?
What's the Future of Treating Diabetes?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, describes what's in store for diabetes treatments.
Can Diabetes Be Cured?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about whether type 2 diabetes can be cured.
Long-Term Complications of Diabetes
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains the long-term complications of diabetes.
Weight Loss Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes
Can weight loss surgery help control diabetes?
Slideshows & Images
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.
A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD offers a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes Management in 10 Minutes
See simple ways to better manage your diabetes. From tips on controlling blood sugar to diet and exercise, see fresh new ideas.