Diet & Sports Effective for Diabetes Care: Health Tips

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Diet & Sports Effective for Diabetes Care
If you ask someone who has a chronic illness, if they prefer changing your diet and exercising more often or taking medication.

Most likely, most of them would choose medicine.

Drugs drank it so the easiest option, but this option is not always the best. At least this applies to the case of type-2 diabetes.

Food and Drug Administration decided to restrict the circulation of popular diabetes drug (Avandia) as data showed the drug can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

On the other hand, the U.S. government-funded research and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that lifestyle changes to be a better choice for diabetics.

Healthy changes in diet and exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease much more than those who only took medication.

While drugs prescribed for diabetics only lowers the risk of heart disease single targets such as cholesterol or blood sugar, lifestyle changes can improve the overall health of the patient.

Lifestyle changes also do not have side effects that are commonly found in diabetic medication.

A total of 2,600 study participants who were randomized to receive healthy foods and exercising, even taking the drugs generally require a lower dose than that just to get a conventional diabetes care.

Although the results of this study are promising, it takes a lot of effort to manage diabetes without medication. It takes discipline and strict control over food intake and physical activity.

"Are these efforts can be done on a broad scale in clinical practice ... remains a big question," wrote Prakash Deedwania, a physician and medical educator from the University of California, San Francisco.