Type 2 diabetes can not be cured and you will need to commit to a lifelong care program that includes:

  • Monitoring your blood sugar as often as your doctor instructs: If abnormal, take appropriate action.
  • Maintaining a nutritional diet. Keep in mind that the highest blood sugar levels typically occur one to two hours after you eat a meal.
  • Getting regular exercise—under guidance of an exercise physiologist. The more exercise you get, the lower your blood sugar will be.
  • Taking prescribed medications if needed.

It’s also important to monitor daily routine and how it affects your blood sugar levels. Conditions affecting blood sugar includes:

  • Illness: During any illness, your body produces hormones that raise your blood sugar level.
  • Stress: Long-term stress can cause your body to produce hormones that keep insulin from working the way it should.
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages: This can cause fluctuations of blood sugar levels
  • Changing hormone levels in women: With menopause or menstruation, fluctuations of blood sugar mimic hormonal changes.