Living With Type 2 Diabetes
When you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s important to learn how to live with it. Working with your healthcare team to make a personal plan can help you focus your efforts and try to keep yourself on track. Goals like eating healthy, staying active, taking your medications as prescribed, and monitoring your blood sugar can be important aspects of diabetes self-management. This may seem like a lot at first, but you can take small steps until they become a normal part of your routine.
Helpful tips for type 2 diabetes self-management
As with all decisions concerning your management of type 2 diabetes, it is important to work with your healthcare team to determine what is right for you.
Your healthcare team can help you create a healthy eating plan. A healthy meal plan can help you adjust how much and what kinds of foods you eat. A healthy meal plan may help you stay on target for your blood sugar and weight goals.Learn more about eating healthy ›
Regular physical activity is not only good for helping to manage your type 2 diabetes but also for your overall health.Learn more about diabetes and exercise ›
Be sure to ask your healthcare team when you should take your diabetes medicines. You can even ask them to update your list of medicines and when to take them at each office visit. Be sure to tell your doctor about any changes to your health or about any changes in the medicines you are taking, both over-the-counter medicines and prescription medicines.
Check your blood glucose (blood sugar) if your doctor told you to do so
Checking and recording your blood glucose levels can help you monitor and better manage your diabetes. If your blood has too much or too little glucose, you may need a change in your healthy eating plan, physical activity plan, or medicines.Learn more about blood sugar control ›
Get help managing your type 2 diabetes.Find out how ›
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up great taste—and it’s something you can even enjoy with family and friends!Learn more ›
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Read FARXIGA Patient Stories
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Track your progress
Use the FARXIGA Progress Tracker tool to help you manage the adult type 2 diabetes treatment plan that your doctor has recommended in addition to diet and exercise.
The most common side effects of FARXIGA include yeast infections of the vagina or penis, and changes in urination, including urgent need to urinate more often, in larger amounts, or at night.
FARXIGA is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
FARXIGA should not be used to treat people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine).