Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

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Treatment for Type 2 diabetes may start with a change in your diet, weight loss, exercise, medication or a combination of these. Learn more about treatment options at UVA.
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Lowering Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes

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Over a long period of time, high blood sugar levels can damage vital organs and increase your risk of heart disease. You can reduce your risk of these complications by lowering blood sugar levels through diet and exercise.

Lowering Blood Sugar with Foods

Food and drinks directly affect your blood sugar levels. Healthy eating can help control the amount of sugar in your blood and your overall health.

Try these tips:

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Diabetes Risk & Prevention

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While type 2 diabetes is more common in people aged 45 years and older, age isn't the only concern. Learn what to look for and steps you can take to lower your diabetes risk.

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Several factors can increase your chance of getting type 2 diabetes:

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Eugene J Barrett

Eugene J Barrett, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrinology/Diabetes: Pediatric
Primary Location:
UVA Fontaine Research Park Building 415
Phone:
434.924.1825
John D Gazewood

John D Gazewood, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
General Family Medicine Appointment
Primary Location:
Family Medicine
Phone:
434.924.5348
Susan E Kirk

Susan E Kirk, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism, Maternal - Fetal Medicine
Primary Location:
Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic
Phone:
434.924.1825
Richard J. Santen

Richard J. Santen, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic
Phone:
434.924.2961
Anne C Hedelt

Anne C Hedelt, FNP, MSN, RN

Division:
Cardiovascular Medicine
Phone:
434.243.1000
Gina D Engel

Gina D Engel, MD

Title:
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division:
Waynesboro Primary Care
Primary Location:
Primary Care Riverside
Phone:
434.975.7700
Shetal H Padia

Shetal H Padia, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic
Phone:
434.924.1825