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How is diabetes treated and managed in newly diagnosed patients?
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lifestyle changes
For type 2 diabetes mellitus (the most common kind), first steps in treatment center on learning about diabetes, and making changes to the diet and adding in regular exercise.
Medications are sometimes needed from the outset and that depends on the clinical situation. Keep in mind that by the time diabetes is diagnosed, many times there are already complications from it, so don't wait!

In brief: Lifestyle changes
For type 2 diabetes mellitus (the most common kind), first steps in treatment center on learning about diabetes, and making changes to the diet and adding in regular exercise.
Medications are sometimes needed from the outset and that depends on the clinical situation. Keep in mind that by the time diabetes is diagnosed, many times there are already complications from it, so don't wait!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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