The keys to managing your type 2 diabetes are eating right, getting enough exercise, and managing your weight. Your doctor also may prescribe one or more medicines, including those that target insulin resistance, to help keep your blood sugar at healthy levels.
LiveLifeMore with Type 2 Diabetes
Living with type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be a struggle. A few lifestyle changes and a dose of good attitude will help you take charge of your health.
In this section, you’ll learn ways to care for yourself every day, from testing your blood sugar to managing stress.
Many people with type 2 diabetes never show any signs in advance. If there are symptoms, they show up slowly.
Common symptoms are when you:
• Urinate a lot
• Feel thirsty often
• Lose weight without trying
• Feel hungry a lot
• Have blurry vision
Other symptoms are when you:
• Feel tingling or numbness in your hands or feet
• Feel tired
• Have very dry skin
• Have sores that heal slowly
• Have frequent infections
• Have erection problems
These symptoms are caused by high blood sugar. Some may seem minor. But if you control your blood sugar now, you may prevent complications from diabetes later.