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Healthcare professionals working in diabetes can click below for information on pattern analysis, clinical evidence, case studies and Accu-Chek product solutions.

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This website for under 18's from Roche Diabetes Care contains some great interactive tools to help you and your family learn more about diabetes and encourage you to get more involved.

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Diabetes Treatment

Treating diabetes, diabetes treatment

Diabetes does not have a cure, but it is treatable. With the proper treatment plan, you can reduce or even prevent the complications related to diabetes. Common treatments for diabetes include insulin injections, oral medications, diet and exercise. Work closely with your healthcare team to create the best treatment plan for you. In addition, you should realise that you will have good and bad phases during which you can will deal better or worse with having the condition – this is a normal reaction.

Over time, high blood glucose can cause health problems. Diabetes has been linked to:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Strokes
  • Kidney disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Digestive problems
  • Eye disease
  • Tooth and gum problems
  • Foot problems
  • Skin problems
  • Sexual health problems

You can help prevent health problems by keeping your blood glucose levels on target through regular monitoring.

Choosing foods wisely and staying physically active are the first step. If you can't reach your target blood glucose levels with diet and physical activity, your healthcare professional may prescribe diabetes medicines. The medicine type will depend on your type of diabetes, your way of life and your other health conditions.

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Oral Medicines

Many people with type 2 diabetes still create insulin, but their bodies either do not make enough or do not use it as effectively as they should.

Often, healthcare professionals start people with diabetes on a therapy of diet and exercise. If these are not enough, the healthcare professional may prescribe oral medications. If medication still does help control blood glucose levels, insulin may be added to a person’s therapy.

Today’s oral drugs offer more options for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Because various medications work in different ways, healthcare professionals may be able to add drugs together for better results. While on oral medication for diabetes, frequently checking your blood glucose helps you know if the medicine is working.

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