Diabetic emergencies can include diabetic ketoacidosis, or even life-threatening low blood sugar, both of which requires admission to hospital. In some severe cases, type 2 diabetes may require hospitalisation and chronic medication may be prescribed to get the disease under control. You may need to undergo insulin therapy, as well as take medication for blood pressure and cholesterol. Some medications that your doctor may prescribe for type 2 diabetes include those formulated to lower your blood sugar levels, or those that help the body produce more insulin.