Here's my latest blog in video format. If you have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes now is the time to act. Countless times I come across patients told nothing more than they have diabetes. No further emphasis was placed on the changes they can make to manage the condition. In my opinion, we as healthcare professionals need to be having these conversions with people. Stressing the importance of lifestyle change rather than presenting it in an implied manner.
Yes, patients after diagnosis get a referral to community services for education. However, type 2 diabetes seems to be something that people just accept is their fate. It doesn't have to be this way. With making lifestyle adjustments you can make significant improvements in your condition and some can even push it into remission. We need to be stressing this to people. Like any good sales pitch, for someone to buy into what you are saying you have to make the point compelling.