Your health care team can help you create a type 2 diabetes treatment plan to help you reach your treatment goals. Your goals may be different from someone else with type 2 diabetes.
- Eating healthy
- An exercise routine
- Taking medicines
Things to do to keep track of your treatment
How do I know if my type 2 diabetes treatment plan is working?
- You can track your blood sugar yourself
- Your health care team may also help you keep track of your treatment goals to manage type 2 diabetes. They may make changes to your plan if they are needed
- Your health care team will give you A1C tests to see if your type 2 diabetes treatment plan is working
Tips to help you follow your type 2 diabetes treatment plan
Following your treatment plan with your health care team may help lower the risk of other type 2 diabetes-related health problems.
Here are a few tips to help you stay on track:
- Follow your diet and exercise plans
- Check your blood sugar level as directed by your healthcare team
- Keep track of your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers
- Get the tests that your doctor says you need
- If your doctor refers you to a specialist, make an appointment with the specialist
- Take your medicines as prescribed
You should call your doctor at any time if:
- Your symptoms get worse
- You have problems with your medicine
- You have questions about your treatment