In 2011, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in America – more than 8% of the population. Most striking are the statistics inside those numbers. National diabetes statistics show that 7 million of these people are undiagnosed.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital recently released data that makes a diabetes diagnosis all that more important. Perhaps unsurprisingly, researchers found that more frequent visits with your physician actually help diabetes patients improve a trio of trouble areas that can lead to heart issues and stroke.
Frequent doctor visits benefits patients with diabetes by lowering the potentially deadly risks that come with high blood glucose levels, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. Improvements in these key areas are due in part to the increased level of attention received when you are in more constant contact with your doctor, as well as more opportunities for doctors to adjust medication levels and remind patients about positive lifestyle enhancements.
Alexander Turchin, endocrinologist and the study's senior and (Read More....)