Type 2 Diabetes

If you or a loved one is at risk for type 2 diabetes, or has been diagnosed with this disease, find out what you can do to take charge of your health.

A 60-Second PSA from Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan, the legendary musical artist, shares how important it is for people with type 2 diabetes to monitor their glucose levels using tools like CGM, or continuous glucose monitoring.

Social and Cultural Factors that Can Influence Your Health

Black Americans – though most at risk for type 2 diabetes – often lack equitable access to newer medicines and technologies due to restrictive coverage eligibility criteria, limited access to quality health care, stigma, and other social determinants of health.

Watch this video and read this article to learn more about strategies to overcome those barriers and manage conditions like type 2 diabetes.


Prediabetes means your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) levels are higher than normal. When your blood glucose levels reach a certain level, you have diabetes.

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Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) to build up in the blood.

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Diabetes and Nutrition

What you eat is closely connected to the amount of sugar in your blood. The right food choices will help you control your blood sugar level and manage your diabetes.

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Diabetes and Exercise

Exercise can make a real difference for people who have diabetes. Exercise can help control your weight and lower your blood sugar level.

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Living With Diabetes: How a CGM Can Help

Using a continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) can help some patients who have diabetes keep their blood glucose level from getting too high or too low.

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Medical Treatment Articles

The single most important thing you can do is control your blood sugar level. You can do this by eating right, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and, if needed, taking oral medicines or insulin.

Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Level

If you have diabetes, it’s important to monitor your blood sugar at different times of the day and throughout the year. There are 3 tools that can help you do this: A blood test done every three months, blood tests taken every day, and a system that constantly monitors your blood glucose.

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Oral Medicines for Diabetes

Oral diabetes medicines are medicines that you take by mouth to help control your blood sugar level. They are designed to help people whose bodies still produce some insulin, but not enough insulin. Many categories of diabetes medicine are available in pill form.

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Insulin Therapy

All people who have type 1 diabetes and some people who have type 2 diabetes need to take insulin to help control their blood sugar levels. Insulin can’t be taken by mouth. It is usually taken by injection (a shot). It can also be taken using an insulin pen or an insulin pump.

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