Complications from Type 2 diabetes has fallen drastically!

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2014-05-29 21:52:55 -0500
Started 2014-04-22 14:10:18 -0500

I just read an article from the New York Times about a study that took place from 1990-2010 that evaluated the complications caused by type 2 diabetes. Over that period of time complications have dropped by nearly 60%. That is incredible news for all those living with type 2 diabetes. It means that there is a much bigger likelihood of living a longer healthier life. I just wanted to share the good news!

Here is the article if anyone is interested in reading it:

16 replies

Michael_1960 2014-05-29 21:41:56 -0500 Report

Oh I didn't miss the post but this one e-mail went to my spam. I think it was where someone liked my comment to your post.

BB42 2014-04-23 08:46:49 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing this great news. Looks like cooperation between health providers and their patients is indeed working

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-23 03:48:01 -0500 Report

Thank you for this post Jeanette, I was delighted to read this. It is great news and I also believe that awareness is for us.
We have come a long way with research and study of diabetes.
Diabetic Connect has been awesome for me. By reading and talking to others and hearing about their experiences., and especially the emotional support and sharing articles like this.

Michael_1960 2014-04-23 21:41:33 -0500 Report

I agree Trudie, I too find DC very helpful, and I learn from everyone discussions, and practice some of those myself. I now have my diabetes under control and my b/s levels down along with my A1c's and now I have winged myself off most of my meds.

SkyCam 2014-04-23 11:33:27 -0500 Report

I am new here, and this is the first article I've read. It is so encouraging - and as you said, Trudie Ann, all of this info and support must help so much.

Michael_1960 2014-04-22 20:57:44 -0500 Report

Thanks Jeanette, yes I do find that very interesting, and that is wonderful news to hear too. I'm glad that it has fallen like that.

eatfish97 2014-04-22 15:02:11 -0500 Report

Yes I found out I had diabetes in 2001 and it was much harder to get supplies and the doctors didn't know as much than God they have come so far I say exercise is the key thanks Ken.

GabbyPA 2014-04-22 14:53:23 -0500 Report

That is amazing. Being more proactive about our care I am sure helps along with advances in medicines and treatments. Even finding out earlier has to help.

Glucerna 2014-04-22 15:00:39 -0500 Report

I think you're right on all counts Gabby. In 1990 we didn't have the A1c test, and there have been so many new medications introduced since that time. Plus research studies showed the benefit of tighter management (it's hard to believe that we ever questioned that) which led to more intensive treatments. I wonder how big of a role the Internet plays in this as well? ~Lynn @Glucerna

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