7_ Should diet and exercise be used as an alternative to drugs for the management of type 2 diabetes, or alongside them?
My understanding is that this worry affects more to patients and their families than healthcare professionals. Each case itself would make the need for either pharmacologic treatment or lifestyle changes or both at the time.
8_ What causes nerve damage in people with type 2 diabetes, who does it affect most, how can we increase the awareness of it, and how can it be best prevented and treated?
It is rather common that people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes show themselves skeptical to the risk of suffering comorbidities associated to type 2 diabetes diagnose. However, the risk to both macro and microangiopathies is already described (amputations usually in the lower extremities. I also refer to the nephropathies that ultimately end in renal failure, as well as retinopathies, which can lead to loss of vision; not to mention coronary complications and the compromise of cardiac function). It is understandable that patients are interested to take control of these complications. What stands out the leading role of education in diabetics and its consequences.