Don't accept generalized diabetes treatment!
You are an individual, and your case of diabetes is different from the diabetic seated next to you in the doctors office, and your diabetes treatment should be tailored to you!
Many things must be factored in your treatment, among them are age, weight and lifestyle, all of which are key in deciding the best approach.
Doctors should focus on patients’ individual needs, preferences and tolerances as well as age and disease progression, say the new guidelines, developed by the ADA and the European Assn. for the Study of Diabetes.
The recommendations, published in the April 19 online edition of Diabetes Care, update the two associations’ 2009 guidelines on the subject (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22517736/).
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