Diabetes management for type 2 diabetes must start with a lifestyle change. With the help of your physician and daily monitoring, type 2 diabetes can be managed. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed due to negative side effects of high blood sugar and laboratory tests. Although there is no definitive cure for type 2 diabetes, you can live a very fulfilling life with the proper diabetes management tools. Take the first step and speak with your physician at Men’s Vitality for help.

The most important diabetes management is through diet and exercise. Maintaining a healthy weight can lead to a decrease in overall glucose levels. Those who are overweight are at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Changing your diet can also teach your to cut out foods that are high in sugar or unhealthy. Cutting out sugary foods will lead to lower blood sugar levels in the blood. Doctors will also ask you to increase your overall activity. Inactivity can lead to fluctuations in blood glucose levels. It has been shown that increasing your activity levels can stabilize blood sugar levels.

Diet and exercise may be only part of an overall diabetic management program. Constant monitoring of your blood sugar levels are a huge part diabetes management. Careful monitoring is the only way that you will know if your blood sugar levels are within the proper range. Your primary care physician may also add medications to your diabetes care plan. Medications may be oral or injection (insulin) based. They were all developed to improve tissue sensitivity to insulin and to help lower overall blood sugar levels.

Physicians at Men’s Vitality Clinics can help you with the diagnosis and management of your diabetes. Have a thorough discussion about your risks, the complications of diabetes, and treatment plans. Left untreated diabetes can lead to some incredibly harmful side effects.