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Treating your diabetes

There are a number of treatments available to help you manage and control your diabetes. Alongside diabetes education courses, and making healthy lifestyle choices, these treatments can contribute to reducing your risk of diabetes complications, as well as help towards your general health and wellbeing.

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Tablets and medication

Tablets and medication

As well as making lifestyle changes, people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes often need additional medications to control their diabetes, blood pressure and blood fats.
Insulin

Insulin

Everyone with Type 1 diabetes, and some people with Type 2 diabetes, will need to take insulin for life, as you need the hormone to control your blood sugar levels (also called blood glucose levels).
Insulin pump

Insulin pumps

An insulin pump is a different way of delivering insulin, and can be used as an alternative to injections.
Islet cell transplant

Islet cell transplant

If you have Type 1 diabetes, an islet cell transplant may be available to you, and could stop you experiencing severe hypos.
Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery

Studies have found that some weight loss surgery, such as bariatric surgery, has helped put Type 2 diabetes into remission.
Healthy, balanced diet

Healthy, balanced diet

Everybody should eat a balanced diet, whether they have diabetes or not. Eating too many high sugar, high fat foods can make you put on weight, which can affect your diabetes control.
Getting active

Getting active

Staying active is an important part of managing diabetes, and can also help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and improve mental health and overall wellbeing.
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