We recently asked 478 members of DiabetesTeam whether they’re happy with their current treatment regimen and what they’d like more of from their doctor. Here’s what they shared.
Nearly everyone responding to the survey understands the importance of diet and exercise in managing diabetes. However, there are big frustrations in two areas. First, members lack information about how to safely and effectively exercise and change their diet. Second, members identify a lack of empathy from their doctors in understanding how complications from diabetes make it difficult to get started on these changes.
Members cited the top challenges of living with diabetes:
As promised, we’re sharing the full results of our survey back with you, the members of DiabetesTeam. Review the slideshow below to see more about what other people with Type 2 diabetes are experiencing. Please post your questions and share your feedback. Would you prefer lifestyle tips that would help you better manage your diabetes over new medications? What about better listening and understanding from your doctor? As always, we welcome your thoughts in the comment box below.