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.
Finding the Right Diabetes Treatment
There are a lot of options for treating diabetes, but which one is right for you? Here’s what you and your doctor can think about.
Combination Therapy Explained
When You Need More Than One Medicine for Your Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes Doctors and Other Health Care Providers
From podiatrists to psychologists, WebMD describes the ideal diabetes health care team to help you manage your 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.
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.
Here's How to Pick the Right Diabetes Specialist
Your diabetes specialist connects you with the tools and support you need to stay healthy. Here's how to pick the right one.
Can You Stop Diabetes Meds? What to Expect
Your blood sugar is under control. How do you talk to your doctor about stopping medication?
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
A pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.