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What is the treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus?


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Published At February 21, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 55-year-old female diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I would like to have a better understanding of diabetes, including its types, causes, risk factors, and impact on overall health. Kindly guide me on how to monitor my blood glucose levels effectively, including the frequency of testing and how to interpret the results. I also want to know the meal planning for diabetes, including how to make healthy food choices, manage portion sizes, and control carbohydrate intake. Can you provide information on a balanced diabetic diet? If I am prescribed medication or insulin, I would like to understand how to administer and manage them, including potential side effects and interactions. Kindly suggest.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Raveendran S R


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition where the body's insulin production is insufficient or ineffective. It is often linked to lifestyle factors, genetics, and obesity that impact overall health.

I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructions

  1. To monitor blood glucose levels effectively, test typically before meals and occasionally post-meals. Understand target ranges and consult your doctor for result interpretation.

  2. For a balanced diabetic diet, consume whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and controlled portion sizes. Limit processed foods, and sugary items, and monitor carbohydrate intake for better blood sugar control.

  3. The prescribed medication can be taken orally with water, and insulin should be taken subcutaneously.

    Kindly consult a specialist, talk to them, and take the medications with their consent.

    I hope this information will help you.

    Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Raveendran S R
Dr. Raveendran S R


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