In type 1 diabetes your pancreas stops making insulin or makes so little insulin that you need to take insulin to live.
Some people with type 2 diabetes can manage their diabetes with healthy eating and exercise. However, your doctor may need to also prescribe oral medications (pills) and/or insulin to help you meet your target blood glucose levels. Diabetes is a progressive disease - even if you don't need to treat your diabetes with medications at first, you may need to over time. Discuss which treatment options are right for you with your healthcare team.
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If the amount of glucose in your blood can't be managed by with a healthy diet and exercise, medication might be needed.
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