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Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the right medication and lifestyle modifications can significantly improve your health. At NYU Langone’s Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health, our team of experts helps find the treatment approach that is right for you.

Dr. Michael Bergman Tests Glucose Levels in Patient

Dr. Michael Bergman tests a patient's glucose levels.

We determine whether oral medications, insulin, or newer medicines that improve blood glucose control while reducing appetite to trigger weight loss are best for you. Lifestyle modifications, such as improving diet and exercise to achieve meaningful weight loss, also have a huge impact on your health. We identify the changes that can be most helpful, and provide the support you need to make them part of your everyday life.

Care for Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body is unable to use its natural insulin to keep blood glucose levels in a normal range. High blood glucose levels cause damage throughout the body, such as the heart, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. High blood pressure and uncontrolled cholesterol, which occur frequently in people with type 2 diabetes, worsen these complications.

With the right treatment, it is possible to limit the impact of type 2 diabetes. Our endocrinologists determine which medicine provides you with the best blood glucose control. Our nurses, who are certified diabetes educators, help you to understand what it means to have type 2 diabetes and the best way to manage everyday life with diabetes.

Our nutritionist is available to help you create a healthy eating plan that fits with your lifestyle. For some people, medical or surgical weight loss can put a stop to diabetes’ damaging effects on the body. We can connect you with NYU Langone’s Weight Management Program.

Our goal is to help you gain control over type 2 diabetes so you can avoid the dangerous conditions that may accompany it, such as kidney disease, neuropathy, heart disease, and vision loss.

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Type 2 diabetes care is provided by the following physicians: