TRANSCRIPT Lt Col Reynolds For parents of children with type 2 diabetes, it’s important to get medical help early and carefully follow your provider’s instructions. Let’s check in with Dr. Patel to hear about the treatment for type 2 diabetes in children. Dr. Patel Well, as with adults, the general goal of treatment for type 2 diabetes in children is to control their blood glucose level. There are four pillars of diabetes treatment: Eating a healthy, balanced diet and following a meal plan Getting regular exercise Taking medications as prescribed, and Monitoring blood sugar levels regularly Most, if not all, of these steps require that the parents be involved, especially with younger children. If your child has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider to develop a treatment plan that works for you and your child.