Home > Diabetes > What are the treatments for type 2 diabetes? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Aug 22, 2008 by SSreenan, Views: 3579 What are the treatments for type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetics frequently will not need insulin replacement. Some type 2 diabetics are controlled with diet, weight loss and exercise. Others will need oral hypoglycemics. Some will need insulin.