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Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment

From medications to lifestyle, navigating type 2 diabetes treatments starts with understanding your options. Learn how to play an active role in your care.

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Adlyxin (Lixisenatide) Subcutaneous: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Interactions
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Glumetza (Metformin) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Interactions
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Tresiba (Insulin Degludec) Subcutaneous: Uses, Side Effects, Dosage
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Ozempic (Semaglutide) Injectable: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages
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Victoza (Liraglutide) Subcutaneous: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages
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Trulicity (Dulaglutide) Subcutaneous: Uses, Dosages, Side Effects
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Qtern (Saxagliptin and Dapagliflozin) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosage
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Jentadueto (Linagliptin and Metformin) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages
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Kazano (Alogliptin and Metformin): Uses, Side Effects, Dosage
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Glucotrol (Glipizide) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Interactions
Bloodwork for prediabetes
What Are Tests for Prediabetes?
A urinalysis testing for ketone levels.
What Is a Urine Glucose Test?
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Diabetic Heart Disease: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Prevention
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When Should You Test for Ketones?
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Diabetic Sores and Foot Ulcers
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What Is an Insulin Pen and How Is It Used?
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What Is a Smart Insulin Pen for Diabetes?
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What’s the Connection Between Magnesium and Type 2 Diabetes?
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Could You Have Undiagnosed Diabetes?
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How Diabetic Retinopathy Is Treated
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Type 2 Diabetes Complications: Overview and More
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CBD for Diabetes
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Can Essential Oils Help Manage Diabetes?
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Pancreatitis and Diabetes: Risks and Causes
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Achieving Remission With Type 2 Diabetes Is Possible
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Supplements for Diabetes
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Seeing an Endocrinologist for Diabetes
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New Treatment Options for Diabetes
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Medicare and Diabetes: From Prevention to Treatment
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Manage Your Diabetes With Wearable Tech
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The Importance of Early Intervention of Diabetic Nephropathy
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Why are CDE's now CDCES's?
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GLP-1 Agonists: How They Help to Reduce Blood Sugar
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How Type 2 Diabetes Is Diagnosed
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FreeStyle Libre: A Glucose Meter Without a Fingerprick
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Mixed Meal Tolerance Test and Your Body's Response to Food
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Things to Know Before Taking a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test
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From Diet to Drugs: Treating Type 2 Diabetes
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Overcoming Your Fears of Self-Injection
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How Natural Remedies Can Help Your Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
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Practical Tips for Lifestyle Changes If You Have Type 2 Diabetes
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Diagnosing Diabetes With the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
A blood glucose test is often done on a small drop of blood.
How Does the A1C Test Reflect Your Diabetes Care?
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How the Fructosamine Test Is Used in Diabetes Testing
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Livongo: Telehealth Improving Diabetes Management
Best Diabetic Meal Delivery Services of 2022
Best Diabetic Meal Delivery Services of 2022
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The Best At-Home Diabetes Tests for 2022
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Invokana (Canagliflozin) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosage
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Is Your Metformin Still Working?
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Does Metformin Cause Cancer?
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Is Baqsimi Better Than Glucagon Emergency Kits?
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An Overview of Oral Diabetes Medication
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What to Know About GlucaGen (Glucagon)
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What to Know About Symlin for Treating Diabetes
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How Januvia Helps Manage Type 2 Diabetes
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Understanding Metformin for Diabetes
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What You Should Know About Actos (Pioglitazone) for Diabetes
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Metformin: An Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes
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Ozempic (Semaglutide): An FDA-Approved GLP-1 Agonist
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Meglitinides: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, and Precautions

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