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I have a few new stories I've collected over the summer:

“Eat right, move more, and lose weight.” If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, these are probably some of the first things your doctor suggested you try to help manage your blood sugar. But if lifestyle changes aren’t enough or your diabetes worsens over time, medications will be needed to keep your blood sugar in a healthy range.

In addition to injectable insulin and a growing number of oral medications, non-insulin injectable medications have recently come to the market and may help you stay in better control of your diabetes. So, how do you know which one is the best for you? It all depends on your specific situation. The first step is understanding the basics so you can have an informed conversation with your doctor.

We’re bringing experts from across the country to you with a series of virtual educational events to help you and your loved ones live well with type 1 diabetes. Meet and learn from new speakers, engage with other families and individuals with T1D and expand your knowledge on topics important to you – all from the comfort of your own home. To stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in T1D treatment options, view the educational resources provided by our national TypeOneNation Summit sponsors.

Just before 7:30 a.m. on June 22, Southwest Airlines flight 370 lifted off from McCarran International Airport, climbing westward over the Las Vegas Strip with Captain Bob Halicky at the controls. Banking north, the twin-engined Boeing 737-700 with the airline's ubiquitous blue, yellow and red livery leveled off at its cruising altitude of 40,000 feet for its flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

For the passengers on board, it was a normal flight, landing twelve minutes early. But Halicky, a 59-year-old Las Vegas resident, had waited nine years for this opportunity. It was the first United States commercial flight with a pilot with insulin-treated diabetes at the controls, according to the American Diabetes Association, a milestone years in the making.

If you have type 2 diabetes, you probably began your treatment with lifestyle changes and oral medications. For many, these treatments are enough to control blood sugar, also called blood glucose, for several years. However, for other people, these options aren’t always enough. Your blood sugar may still be elevated, even though you’ve made healthy changes to your diet and exercise routine and are taking your medication as prescribed.

For some people with diabetes, oral medications alone aren’t enough to control blood sugar levels long term. You might wonder why your medication isn’t working anymore and what your next options for treatment are. While there are several treatment possibilities available beyond oral medications for diabetes, it’s important to talk with your doctor about your unique medical history and circumstances. Your doctor can help put a treatment plan together that will fit you best.

Whose blood sugar readings have been on kind of a rollercoaster this summer, defying all odds to establish a steady pattern...

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