Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, occurs when the body produces insulin, but either the pancreas doesn’t make enough for the body or the body isn’t able to use the insulin correctly due to insulin resistance.

What you should know about Type 2 diabetes 

  • Type 2 diabetes typically develops during adulthood, but may also occur in people as young as
    teenagers.
  • Type 2 diabetes symptoms may include increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, blurred
    vision and a tendency toward infections.
  • Lifestyle changes (diabetic diet and exercise) and medication (including oral and injections) are
    common methods for managing diabetes.

Why choose Geisinger for your Type 2 diabetes care? 

  • We offer an endocrinologist-lead team of providers, including a Certified Diabetes Educator
    (CDE), a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant, to help you find the right balance of diet,
    exercise, glucose monitoring and medication.
  • We provide individualized treatment plans, including food and nutrition education, diabetic diet options and medication support.

Treatment options

We may recommend the following treatments to help treat Type 2 diabetes and other endocrine disorders:

  • Adult diabetes education
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Individual meal plans
  • Advanced carbohydrate counting
  • Exercise plans
  • Home blood glucose monitoring instructions
  • Interpretations of blood glucose results
  • Medication therapeutic treatment

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