How Advances In Diabetes Management Are Changing The Diabetes Landscape
Contributed by Starling’s Diabetes Educators
Diabetes is a condition that many of us hear a lot about. Either we or someone we know is likely to be impacted by diabetes at some point in life. In fact, 37 million Americans have diabetes, and 96 million Americans have prediabetes, which is up from 88 million just three years ago. With so many trying to cope with diabetes, it is no surprise that the landscape of treatment and management of this disease is drastically changing.
While there certainly are different risk factors to consider today and different complications that are arising in our changing environments, there are also new and impactful technologies available to make managing the condition easier and more accurate than ever, as well as drastically improved educational resources.
In 2022, new technologies were approved by the FDA for both monitoring glucose levels and delivering insulin. These advances are making it more convenient, faster, and less painful to manage diabetes. The development of new insulin pens and pumps, continuous glucose monitors and automated insulin delivery systems are dramatically changing the way patients manage their daily care. It is important to speak with your provider on the best options for you and your lifestyle.
Once diagnosed, prioritizing diabetes education is imperative so that you can take the best care of yourself to avoid complications or a worsening condition. Diabetes care and education specialists can provide the information and guidance you need to manage your diabetes and live well. They generally focus on 7 self-care behaviors: healthy eating, active lifestyle, monitoring, medication, problem solving, coping skills and reducing risks. Understanding all these pieces is paramount to effectively controlling your diabetes and continuing to live your best life. Starling Physicians offers diabetes education on all points both in-person and online, and the classes are available in multiple locations. For more information, call 860-348-4249 or visit Starlingphysicans.com/diabetes.
Diabetes may not have a cure, but you can control it and continue to live well. With all the new developments in the treatment and management of diabetes available today, finding support and building skills to take control of the condition is more possible than ever before!