When to Adjust Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-10-09 08:10:58 -0500
Started 2012-10-09 08:10:58 -0500

By Everyday Health: http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/t...

If your blood sugar is higher than it should be or you have unpleasant side effects from diabetes medications, a change in your treatment plan may be needed.

By Madeline Vann, MPH
Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH

Your type 2 diabetes treatment is not only unique to you, but it's also likely to change over time as your needs change. It might be a tweak to help you achieve better blood sugar control, or it could be a reduction in medication if your lifestyle changes have had a positive effect on your health.

To create and refine a treatment plan to suit your individual needs, your doctor reviews and monitors your health information — such as your weight, A1C levels, and other lab data — with the most recent diabetes treatment guidelines.

Your type 2 diabetes treatment plan might need to be adjusted if:

You aren’t achieving optimal blood sugar control.
You’re achieving control and no longer require certain medications.
You’re experiencing unpleasant side effects from a medication.
Your health insurance won’t cover the recommended medications.
New medications are available that may be better for you.

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