Getting practical support from doctors will help patients manage diabetes. Doctors can help set goals, lay out treatment plans, address any complications and help give direction to a new patient. After a diagnosis, a patient may be nervous, concerned, anxious or even depressed regarding the situation. A doctor can help address any fears and concerns, while setting the patient on the right path towards successful diabetes management.
Writing in the February 8 issue of Focus, a Massachusetts General Hospital intern decries the lack of evidence for the beneficial effects of exercise. She and her fiance recently embarked on an exercise program. She went to the gym five days a week instead of four and also increased the duration of her workouts from 30 to 40 minutes. Her…