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How it’s treated

Your treatment will depend on whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, as well as how far the condition has progressed. Your healthcare professional will develop a treatment plan that may include lifestyle changes and medication.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: treated with insulin which you will need to inject at regular intervals combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise
  • Type 2 Diabetes: usually treated with a combination of medication that helps your body regulate your insulin levels, combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. If necessary you might need to use insulin injections too

Why adherence is important

Adhering to your diabetes treatment means taking medication exactly as the healthcare professional has prescribed, every day at the same time. By taking your medication everyday as prescribed (also called adhering to your medication) you can manage your condition, maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level to ensure that you stay healthy and don’t develop any further complications.

At the clinic, a healthcare professional will give you an adherence plan and give you some tips to help you remember to take your medication every day. Talk about the plan with them and ask questions if you don’t understand.

Here are some FAQs on diabetes that may help you understand it better.

How it’s treated

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Your treatment will depend on whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, as well as how far the condition has progressed. Your healthcare professional will develop a treatment plan that may include lifestyle changes and medication.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: treated with insulin which you will need to inject at regular intervals combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise
  • Type 2 Diabetes: usually treated with a combination of medication that helps your body regulate your insulin levels, combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. If necessary you might need to use insulin injections too

Why adherence is important

Adhering to your diabetes treatment means taking medication exactly as the healthcare professional has prescribed, every day at the same time. By taking your medication everyday as prescribed (also called adhering to your medication) you can manage your condition, maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level to ensure that you stay healthy and don’t develop any further complications.

At the clinic, a healthcare professional will give you an adherence plan and give you some tips to help you remember to take your medication every day. Talk about the plan with them and ask questions if you don’t understand.

Here are some FAQs on diabetes that may help you understand it better.

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