Fight type 2

In the U.S., a new case of type 2 diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds.
More than 1.9 million people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year.
Diabetes can cause serious health problems
including heart problems, blindness, kidney failure, stroke, and amputations.
With proper treatment and healthy choices, you
may be able to prevent or delay health problems caused by type 2 diabetes.

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is an illness that occurs when the body does not produce enough blood sugar and/or does not use it.

What can I do?

We have created a set of tips that will help you to reduce the effects of type 2 diabetes on your overall health and well-being.  There are tons of information and classes available to you across Pennsylvania.

Let's get started.


Ask your doctor for help to get signed up for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) class near you. DSME is a program where you can learn information and get the skills you need to live a healthier life as well as manage diabetes and other issues that go along with your illness. Find a class near you by clicking on your county here.
Eat Healthier
While you may need to make some changes, you have many choices to decide what's on the menu. Check out some tools for eating healthier and being active here.
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be active
Be active
Starting and keeping up with an active lifestyle is another part of living healthier and managing type 2 diabetes. Learn ways to become and stay active here.
Make a date with your doc
You should see a doctor on a regular basis who will help monitor your diabetes and assist you in managing your diabetes. Talk with your doctor about oral medication, insulin, or both to control your blood sugar levels.
make a date with your doctor
Check your sugar levels
Checking your blood sugar levels on a regular basis is one way you can know how food, activity and medicine affect your blood sugar levels.

Additional diabetes resources

Diabetes General Information
DSME Sites
Preventing Complications