Type 2 Diabetes Medication Management

Make the Most of Your Medication Plan

To help you better manage your diabetes and heart health, your health care team may prescribe medication. Talk to your health care professional about your treatment plan, then stick to it! Medications along with healthy eating and physical activity, help lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

How Medication Helps

Your health care team may choose medications to:

Your medication may come in the form of a pill, an injection or you might use an insulin pump.

Sticking to your treatment plan can help stop or delay diabetes and heart attack or stroke.

A Prescription for Success

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by your medications. Building a routine will help keep them in order. Here are a few tips to help you manage your medications:

The Right Plan, The Best Support

When it comes to your health, remember you’re in the driver’s seat. You’re able to live a healthy life and you can make changes today that will have a positive impact in the future. By taking your medications, as prescribed, you are lowering your risk for heart attack and stroke.

Here are some ideas to get started:

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that each person’s health journey is different. You may have some days where it feels like it’s harder than others. But your efforts will make a difference and it’s important to take steps to reach your goals!

Do your best to follow your treatment plan. Taking your medications as prescribed can have a big impact on your blood glucose levels, risks for heart disease and overall health. Remember, you’re not alone.

We’re in this together.

Are you looking for answers, support, or more information? Please visit us online at www.knowdiabetesbyheart.org/join to get the most up-to-date information on how to reduce your risk for heart disease if you have type 2 diabetes.