An Integrated Approach to Diabetes Management
The risk of serious diabetes complications can be greatly diminished through dietary and lifestyle changes. Through informed self-management and integrative planning with medical professionals, diabetics can live happy, healthy and productive lives.
Around the globe, Diabetes accounts for more than 700 billion dollars in healthcare costs. Over 300 billion dollars is spent on Diabetes in the United States alone.
Diabetes was responsible for nearly 4 million deaths around the world in 2017. The leading cause of death for diabetics is heart disease.
More than 50% of diabetes patients will suffer from some form of neuropathy during their lifetime. Nearly 25% of diabetics will suffer from kidney disease.
Diabetes – both Type 1 and Type 2 – are complex and debilitating diseases if not properly managed. Complications can range from mild to severe to fatal, and many diabetics remain unaware that most diabetes complications can be mitigated through changes in diet and lifestyle.
While healthful dietary and lifestyle choices will allow many diabetics to live more fully happy, healthy and productive lives, and limit their dependence on certain treatments and medications, this approach is not a substitute for sound and personalized medical advice and self-monitoring glucose levels.
Many aspects of diabetes can be self-managed by living actively and mindfully. When done in combination with healthful eating, the focus is on the overall health of the individual. We at DDF advocate this integrated approach as an essential aspect in the management of Diabetes. Our goal is preserving the whole complex human system, not merely masking the underlying problems that do nothing to prevent the degradation of the whole.
Knowledge is power, and action taken from that knowledge produces results. We invite you to explore our site and arm yourself with the important knowledge and support you need to properly both self-manage your diabetes, and to formulate a more personalized and integrated treatment plan with your doctor.
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