Diabetes is a common health condition, with global prevalence expected to reach 4.4% by 2030.1
The diagnosis can throw up a lot of questions and uncertainty about how the disease will impact a person’s life. Some people feel awkward talking about their condition to friends, family and healthcare professionals – but it’s vital that they feel supported and able to ask for help.
Around 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes2
Managing diabetes is a daily challenge. Sticking with dietary and lifestyle changes requires motivation and discipline.
Taking control of the condition also requires planning and honesty. Encouragement and simple guidance can help people succeed and remove some of the disease anxiety:
- Be informed about type 2 diabetes
- Take personal responsibility for lifestyle choices
- Set daily diet and exercise goals
- Manage medication effectively
- Discuss worries or concerns promptly
For many people with type 2 diabetes, weight loss is an integral part of a positive outcome. This is where Nestlé Health Science can make a difference, with the use of specialised nutrition to enhance patients’ quality of life.
- Wild S et al. Diabetes Care 2004; 27(5): 1047–53.
- Diabetes UK. What is Type 2 diabetes? Available at: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-the-basics/what-is-type-2-diabetes. Accessed November 2018.