Helpline: Diabetes - Type2 Support

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
The treatment options for type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are different. Type 2 diabetes patients have to control their blood sugar and use a healthy diet. Treatments for type 2 diabetes can include medications, weight loss, physical activity, diet, and exercise. The doctor will examine the patient and take their medical history into account before recommending treatments. Monitoring cholesterol levels, heart disease, and blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and insulin resistance are key parts of treatment.

As a caregiver for a family member or friend with type 2 diabetes, you must broaden your knowledge about the treatment the patient is receiving. By doing so, you will be able to provide better care for people with diabetes. Besides doing your own research, asking other caregivers can help you understand the treatment options. ExtendaTouch is an online group of family caregivers where you can find caregivers who have been through your situation. They can provide you information and advice about treatments for type 2 diabetes.

Caregiving for People with Type 2 Diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of other serious health problems. It is crucial for caregivers to monitor the patient's health and know when to seek medical help. Be sure to take care of the patient's diet and encourage them to do the exercises recommended by the doctor.

Caregiving for someone with diabetes can be taxing, and you may be physically and mentally overwhelmed. You can get emotional support and diabetes advice online from our friendly family caregivers at ExtendaTouch. They can also provide you free information about the treatments they have experience with and advice about exercise and diet for your loved one. Contact our members who relate now and start exchanging information and ideas.

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ThuyCares
I care(d) a total of 8 years for a male
Medicineman
I am knowledgeable about treatment options and have years of experience I can share
I care(d) a total of 20 years for a male
Brunhildesdaughter
My husband currently has diabetes 2.
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a male
DebM
I'd be glad to be your buddy and help to bring down your sugar or that of your loved one through diet and/or weight loss. We've reached success taking A1C from 12.1 to 6.2 in 7 mos. There is a still a ways to go but the trajectory is in the right direction. I've had loved ones use metformin and glipizide. I have no experience with insulin or similar products.
Russ
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
I care(d) a total of 6 years for a male
nmorganbond70
I care(d) a total of 5 years for a male
MJKedes
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male