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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredSome people are able to manage type 2 diabetes by making positive lifestyle changes through good treatment, diet, exercise, and stress management. Some need to take prescribed supplements. Others will need to take an oral diabetes pill. And a few will need to take insulin. Whatever the case, you need to speak with your doctor about the best plan for you.
American Diabetes Association answeredYou can manage type 2 diabetes by many methods. Not everyone with type 2 diabetes needs pills or insulin at first. Most people who are newly diagnosed begin with new eating and exercise plans. For many, eating healthy portion sizes of low-fat foods and getting a regular workout is all they need to keep blood glucose levels near normal. Others need to add the extra power of oral medications or insulin.