AHRQ and the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a federally-sponsored program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), collaborated to bring you this program about type 2 diabetes.
In Part 3 of this three-part series, you will learn that it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Increasing your physical activity can help to manage your blood glucose. If healthy food choices and physical activity are not enough to keep your blood glucose level in a healthy range, your health care provider may prescribe medication. Following the management plan set up with your care team will help you feel better today, and also help prevent or delay diabetes complications so that you can enjoy a better quality of life.