Treatment for type 2 diabetes includes implementing a diet and exercise program that focuses on improving blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as reducing body fat when necessary, says the American Diabetes Association. Some cases of type 2 diabetes require oral medication or the use of insulin.
Developing a healthy eating lifestyle is a key factor in treating type 2 diabetes, says WebMD. An exercise program is also an important element of any diabetes treatment program. Professionals in the care team must communicate and work together to develop an appropriate treatment plan and perform ongoing assessment to alter the treatment plan when necessary.