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.
Diabetes Control and Complications Trial
WebMD discusses the Diabetes Control and Complication Trial, is a clinical study that showed that keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible slows the onset and progression of eye, kidney, and nerve diseases caused by diabetes.
Glucagon: Hormone That Balances Blood Sugar
The hormone glucagon helps balance your blood sugar and can treat hypoglycemia.
Diabetes Drug Alternatives to Insulin
WebMD gives an overview of the injectable diabetes drugs other than insulin that are used to control blood glucose.
Can You Stop Diabetes Meds? What to Expect
Your blood sugar is under control. How do you talk to your doctor about stopping medication?
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.
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.
Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
See how your lifestyle and genes play a role.
WebMD Expert Answers: What are some of the most exciting and hopeful breakthroughs for someone living with diabetes?
Dr. Elizabeth R. Seaquist reports from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
What's the Future of Treating Diabetes?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, describes what's in store for diabetes treatments.
Weight Loss Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes
Can weight loss surgery help control 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.