Home > Medical > Diabetes > Treatment type 2 Treatment type 2 All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk 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. Promising new treatments for diabetes on horizon There are some promising new therapies on the horizon with the potential to change the face of treatment and the lives of millions of people living with diabetes. 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. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » The perks of diabetes A snapshot of diabetes in SA 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.