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Treatment type 2

New class of meds offers hope for diabetics

Revised guidelines for the treatment of type 2 diabetes will allow doctors to prescribe a new class of medication which avoids side effects such as weight gain and hypoglycaemia.

Treatment of type 2 diabetes

The mainstay of treatment in type 2 diabetes is lifestyle change – weight loss, a structured exercise programme and a diet low in fat, with plenty of fruit and vegetables.

Treatment plan: type 2 diabetes

Take a look at this step-by-step action plan for type 2 diabetics, courtesy of the National Diabetes Advisory Board of SA.

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