With more than 24 million suffering from Type 2 Diabetes in America, the figure says a lot about the age-long disease – it is a serious condition which potentially proves to rise as a pandemic.
Given that there has yet to be a cure found in the treatment of Diabetes, a number of treatment options and therapies have been successful in controlling the onset and risks of the disease, with new diabetes treatments currently being explored by medical and health care experts.
Concerned that current diabetes treatment standards may actually be in avertedly causing more problems for diabetics, a new set of guidelines related to the treatment of diabetes had been drafted, gives focus on age, afflicted person’s personal preferences and general health condition to be looked into before administering a particular therapy or treatment.
The new guidelines, as opposed to the old standards, is not entirely focused on “keeping the blood glucose levels of a diabetic down”, but gives emphasis on what pushing blood sugar levels to normal can do to a given age group/bracket.
Published in the Diabetes Care journal last June, the guidelines note that aiming for lower (or normal) blood glucose levels for young diabetics may be a good thing, but aggressive treatments implemented on older persons could lead to other problems, especially if an older diabetic has other pre-existing health conditions.
Given that not every diabetic suffers the same “amount of diabetes” as the other, consideration over personal health factors has to be considered by health care experts, since one diabetes treatment option could prove to be the cause of problems for another diabetic.
As further studies related to diabetes are currently ongoing, it has to be said that new treatments are currently being explored, and should be closely watched over by experts in the field and diabetics alike.