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Experts recommend a more personal approach to type 2 diabetes

Diabetes-sign
April 20, 2012

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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Howard LeWine, M.D., is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publishing, and editor in chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. See Full Bio
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Comments

May 25, 2012

I remember some of my acquaintances have diabetes, but most of them do not know what to do to survive and recover. All diabetes sufferers definitely like to recover. Perhaps, the most needed is the knowledge of diabetes which can be reached by all segments of society. I strongly agree that a healthy lifestyle is the key. So, let’s start a healthy life from now on.

Mike
May 25, 2012

I have just written up an article regarding type 1 diabetes in children and how parents aren’t promoting healthy living, eating and excercise is meaning that we are seeing a rise in type 2 diabetes in children even more now! To see this rise in type 2 diabetes in young children is very serious considering a few years ago it was generally unheard of!

drh
May 24, 2012

Do something good for everyone, adopt a dog.
• Dog owners exercise more, more consistently and walk faster while exercising.
• Dog owners that regularly exercise their dogs have one third the risk of diabetes than people that do not walk their dog according to Cindy Lentino.
• Dog owners generally require ~20 less medications than non-dog owners.

There are thousands of dogs in shelters and rescue groups that need someone to save their life.

Save a life that may help save yours, adopt a dog.

lucky
May 7, 2012

Part of the problem also is that many women stay away from lifting weights because they fear looking too muscular (so something like that!). But it is the perfect exercise because it adds the lean muscle tissue and increases the baseline metabolism.

Lynn Maarouf
May 1, 2012

I think that one of the biggest problems we face right now is not being able to start diabetes eduction early enough. If we really want to decrease long term complications and mortlity we need to have coverage from the Prediabetes stage. Many people are intereted in doing something about diabetes before it gets started. Why in this country of so much $$$ do we always have to wait until insurance decides to pay for things ?

tavy
April 23, 2012

I read on a website about these plants that would be good for diabetes: Mirtyllina
Walnut
Black Mulberry
Knotweed
Is this true?

Christina Sponias
April 22, 2012

I believe that controlling weight is as hard as controlling blood sugar. I hope that those who suffer from diabetes 2 will manage to follow the necessary steps for their recovery.

Gretchen
April 21, 2012

Subgroup analysis of the Accord study showed that the people with higher mortality were those who attempted to reach the lower A1c with a bunch of drugs *but didn’t succeed.* Those who actually reached the lower target had lower mortality.

But because of this, GPs are telling their older patients to get their A1c higher, even if those patients are getting A1cs in the 5s with diet alone and no lows.

Remember the first principle: Do no harm. Misinterpretation of Accord is causing harm.

nando eriawan
April 21, 2012

is it true that diabetes 2 still can’t to be cured? I read in some blogs and articles and they said so. just the preventive action is there, I hope there’s a medical treatment that can cure those have got diabetes-2.

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