“One in three type 2 diabetes patients change lifestyle is not’
A third of the people in whom type 2 diabetes is established, changes to the lifestyle not.
According to research from market research company GfK on behalf of the Dutch Dairy Organisation, that 24 november is presented in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. The research is carried out under the 578 type 2 diabetes patients over 35 years.
One in three (34 percent) of the diabetes type 2 patients report that their lifestyle has not changed after the diagnosis. Of the type 2 diabetes patients struggling to 83 percent with overweight. A minority follows a diet. A third party to more want to move and a third says more attention on healthy diet.
The research also gives insight into how the group of type 2 diabetes patients looks. So is type 2 diabetes more common in men (55 percent) than women (45 percent), more often at low than for highly educated individuals and more often in older people. Roughly 81 percent makes use of medication.
Of all type 2 diabetes patients has 83 per cent to do with obesity. About 42 percent of the type 2 diabetes patients has a BMI higher than 30. A quarter of them comes after the diagnosis.