Don’t delay in starting treatment for type 2 diabetes

In a recent article in MedPage Today, “It’s Never Too Early for Intensive Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes” was the key message from major trials reported at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Diabetes was known in ancient times and remains today a world-wide and increasing health problem.  One of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, diabetes is a life-long disease that currently affects about 18 million Americans (6% of the country), but unfortunately nearly one-third of these people are unaware that they have the disease.

via Diabetes from Bay Area Medical Information

via Never Too Early for Intensive Glucose Control, MedPage Today, Sept. 10, 2008

via Overview of Diabetes from the American Diabetes Association

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1 Response to “Don’t delay in starting treatment for type 2 diabetes”

  1. 1Dr Mike

    Patients neeed to realize that some of the most important steps in the treatment of diabetes has nothing to do with medications. Regular exercise and attention to diet with weight loss when appropriate can have a major impact on the disease. These lifstyle changes actually attack the root cause of the disorder and can prevent and actually render the disease inactive.

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