The study shows how getting diabetes under control early can have very beneficial, lasting effects. More good news is that many people with type 2 diabetes are able to achieve very good control soon after diagnosis by following some simple lifestyle changes that are easy to incorporate into your life.”
by Benedict Jephcote, Diabetes.co.UK, August 20th 2018
A thirteen year study by the Diabetes Care Journal on patients with Type 2 Diabetes showed that those who got early control of it experienced 20% less complications later in life compared to those who didn’t.
What Are Type 2 Diabetes Complications?
The possible conditions that are directly caused by Type 2 Diabetes range from strokes, kidney disease, heart disease, amputations, among others. Yikes. Even so, don’t panic, because you do have control. There are many easily achievable things you can do to help reign in diabetes and reduce the chances of these things coming up later in life.
How do I get control of Type 2 Diabetes?
This article from us about online diabetes videos provides some good resources to learn about diabetes online from a good source curated by our experts. If you already know the basics of diabetes, this Low Carb Program (provided by Diabetes.co.UK) has more than 350,000 users and includes a free version. Programs like this can be really valuable to those looking to control issues with their health. They can give you a sense of community and accomplishment that help motivate you to press forward with your goals.
Above all, the most important thing to do is if you haven’t looked into managing your diabetes yet, do it soon. The sooner you do, the sooner you start reducing your risk of diabetes complications, and the sooner you can start becoming healthier and happier.
To read more of the study’s findings, check out the full article at Diabetes.co.uk