A Triple Play: Diet, Exercise, and Medication ( Diabetes )

A Triple Play: Diet, Exercise, and Medication ( Diabetes )

At first, you may be able to control your blood glucose simply by getting regular exercise and sticking to your meal plan. Eventually, you probably will need to take medications, too. That doesn’t mean that you can let your healthy eating and activity habits fall by the wayside.
The very first step in treating type 2 diabetes is dietary improvement, combined with exercise. This helps you achieve and maintain your desired body weight and lower your blood glucose levels. Medications are added to this program when your blood glucose levels exceed your recommended goals.

Typically, a single medication is added to diet and exercise, using the smallest dose that will help you achieve the desired blood glucose range. All medications (including insulin) work best when you follow dietary guidelines designed by a registered dietitian. By following your meal plan, you may be able to control your diabetes with low doses of a single medication. It is worthwhile to keep your medication plan as simple as you can for as long as possible.

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