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.
Common Diabetes Drugs
The experts at WebMD provide a list of common diabetes drugs.
How Insulin Treatment Lowers High Blood Sugar Levels
When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make insulin or can't use it very well. Learn how insulin treatment mimics your body's natural way of lowering blood sugar.
Diabetes Drug Alternatives to Insulin
WebMD gives an overview of the injectable diabetes drugs other than insulin that are used to control blood glucose.
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?
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.
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
WebMD offers 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.