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Lifestyle factors in diabetes care

By Mirthe Muilwijk

Diabetes and the Heart
Risk Factors and Prevention

Learning objectives

To describe lifestyle factors that could improve management of diabetes mellitus

The case

Progression of diabetes is associated with both micro- and macrovascular complications. Management of diabetes may be (partly) reached by changing health-related behaviours, including (planning of) dietary intake and physical activity, however glycaemic control is poor amongst ~50% of people with diabetes.

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Note: The views and opinions expressed on this page are those of the author and may not be accepted by others. While every attempt is made to keep the information up to date, there is always going to be a lag in updating information. The reader is encouraged to read this in conjunction with appropriate ESC Guidelines. The material on this page is for educational purposes and is not for use as a definitive management strategy in the care of patients. Quiz material in the site are only examples and do not guarantee outcomes from formal examinations.


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Notes to editor

Author information:

Dr. Muilwijk, Mirthe

Amsterdam University Medical Centre, The Netherlands