Type 2 Diabetes Medication Management

Make the Most of Your Medication Plan

To help you better manage your diabetes and heart health, your doctor may prescribe medication. Talk to your doctor about your treatment plan, then stick to it! A solid medication regimen, in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

How Medication Helps

Your doctor may prescribe a combination of medications to lower your blood glucose and reduce cardiovascular risk. This may be based on your medical history.

They might prescribe medication to:

Your prescription may take the form of a pill, injection, or in the case of regular insulin, a wearable pump.

Sticking to your medication and treatment plan can prevent diabetes from progressing and cardiovascular disease.

A Prescription for Success

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by your medications at first. Building an effective routine will help you get it all under control.

Here’s how you can make your medications work for you:

The Right Plan, The Best Support

If you have diabetes, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed at times. But when it comes to your health, remember that you’re in the driver’s seat. You’re very capable of building a healthier life – and you can make changes today that can have a positive impact on your body and your future. In addition to taking your meds, you are on the way to reducing your cardiovascular (CVD) risk.

Here are some things to consider to get started:

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that everyone’s health journey is different, especially with type 2 diabetes. You may have some days where it feels like it’s more difficult to manage or some days where it’s easier. But your efforts do make a difference! Ultimately, what matters is making progress toward your goals.

No matter how you get there, it’s important to stick to the plan as prescribed by your doctor. Your daily medication routine can have a big impact on your blood glucose levels, cardiovascular risks and your overall health. Remember, you’re not in this 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.