Type 2 Diabetes – Is There a Difference Between Treatment and Management?


You are likely no stranger to Type 2 diabetes. The dramatic rise in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is very closely tied to the increase in obesity While you may not have personal experience with the disease, there is a good chance you are at least familiar. But when it comes to the treatment and management of Type 2 diabetes, you may find yourself lacking experience and knowledge in the matter.

For many people, treatment and management of a disease may appear to be the same. But there is a difference worth noting. And it is worth your attention because Type 2 diabetes may be something concerning you. It is not pessimistic to imagine yourself as a diabetic, considering having high blood sugar levels and being overweight or obese are now such common conditions.

Prevention is number one. But if you find you have this form of diabetes, the next steps for you to take will include treatment and management. That being said, treatment and management are different.

Let us start with the management side. Managing a disease is primarily a means of preventing it from developing further. In the case of Type 2 diabetes, management involves taking action to prevent blood sugar levels continuing to rise. With moderation and a sensible diet, one could prevent the exacerbation of disease and the growth of its associated complications.

Treatment, on the other hand, is a means of recovering. It is a way to reverse or undo the disease. With Type 2 diabetes, treatment consists of restoring blood sugar levels to a healthy range. Treating this form of diabetes is a process, similar to managing it. But it is a lengthy one, and it requires an amount of commitment and effort that should not be underestimated. Fortunately, it is worth it in the end. A life free of out of control blood sugar levels is priceless when you consider the debilitating and potentially lethal ramifications associated with them.

Managing a disease comes before its treatment. It is only with proper management, treatment can begin to take place. Consider the former to be a foundation. If diseases like obesity and Type 2 diabetes are not brought to a halt, how could they ever be treated?

Also, while treatment is a lengthy process that could take months or years, management is something you could do overnight. With quick changes to your lifestyle, you could make an immediate difference, not to mention begin caring for your well-being.

Essentially, management is where it starts, and treatment is where it potentially ends. It all depends on the choices you make. The same lifestyle changes that might have prevented Type 2 diabetes developing can help you to treat it.

There is no telling what is in store for us as we age. Some diseases may come and go, but only if we are willing to manage and treat them.



Source by Beverleigh H Piepers

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