Diabetes is a chronic disease characterised by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. There are two main types, type 1 and type 2.
Both types of diabetes require careful management to prevent complications like heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and nerve damage.
Diabetes is a chronic disease characterised by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. There are two main types:
Common symptoms for both types include:
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
Approximately 422 million people worldwide have diabetes.
In Australia, around 1.2 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, with the vast majority having Type 2.
De-prescribing in Type 2 diabetes focuses on reducing or eliminating medications when appropriate, often in the context of lifestyle improvements or if risks outweigh benefits.
Deprescribing in diabetes requires a nuanced, patient-centred approach, often involving a shift towards non-pharmacological management strategies like dietary changes, exercise, and weight loss. As with other chronic conditions, continuous monitoring and collaboration with healthcare providers experienced in holistic diabetes care are essential.