Diabetics Need More Than Medicine Survey Finds


Diabetics Need More Than Medicine

Diabetics Need More Than MedicineA recent survey by Novo Nordisk highlights the need for a holistic approach to diabetes. The survey found that diabetics need more than medicine and that many physicians understand this as well.

Diabetes 360 — a Novo Nordisk-sponsored survey conducted nationwide of 1,200 patients with diabetes and ~500 healthcare professionals (HCPs) — analyzed the concerns and key needs of both patients and HCPs. Importantly, the survey draws attention to the need for more robust health coverage and resources to account for the emotional and wellness needs of patients. People living with diabetes need tailored resources to lead more productive and fulfilling lives — and collaborative care is needed across the diabetes community to help improve disease and lifestyle management.

Among the top findings1:

  • A little more than half (56%) of HCPs surveyed asked their patients how diabetes impacted their personal lives.
  • Nearly half (45%) of HCPs surveyed say that their success in caring for people with diabetes depends largely on their ability to understand and manage the emotional issues their patients face.
  • 42% of patients surveyed say they feel guilty or anxious when they get off track with their diabetes management.
  • 32% of patients surveyed say that they feel overwhelmed by their diabetes.
  • 30% of patients surveyed believe that diabetes is taking up too much of their mental and physical energy every day.

Source: markets.businessinsider.com

Our Model

The HealthCare Too model provides for a collaborative holistic care approach to health. We look for articles and knowledge to help consumers and their care teams make holistic health decisions and also shop for the best deals in holistic health so you can find them here! We appreciate the value of surgery and pharmaceuticals but want to make more paths available for your HealthCare Too. See our model for Holistic Health for more information!

Shop HealthCare Too for your Holistic Health needs.

Recent Articles

silhouette of man at daytime

Imagine What We Could Do

A professor asked students how to advance sustainability in the present and post-doctorate. The student plans to promote it by integrating holistic nutrition, advancing Health 4.0, traditional medicine, and reducing food waste. Healthier lifestyles could decrease chronic illness costs, enabling investment in environmental clean-up and mental health, fostering face-to-face social interactions over online networks. Ultimately, the student envisions these changes enhancing spiritual wellbeing, satisfying basic human needs, and exemplifying stewardship for the planet.

Whole food offers nutrition your body knows how to process.

Can Whole Foods Win on Flavor and Health?

Advocating for whole foods’ health benefits, this narrative challenges Big Food by emphasizing flavor alchemy with natural ingredients. By using fresh, seasonal produce and herbs, one can create nutritious, flavorful alternatives to processed foods. Whole foods improve physical and mental health, empowering individuals with control over ingredients and nutrition. Resources are provided to inspire culinary creativity and celebrate whole foods’ power.

AI and Kids for nutrition

Smart Eating Adventures: How to Outsmart Sneaky Snacks with Artificial Intelligence!

Today we explore smart eating amidst misleading processed foods by Big Food companies. Artificial Intelligence, our superhero, aids us by differentiating healthy snacks from sneaky ones. With AI’s help through smart labels, fun gaming, and personalized food guides, we can make healthier choices and avoid Big Food’s traps. Resources are available for young detectives eager to learn more about nutritious eating.

Health is like a three-legged stool and optimal health requires all three. HealthCare Too recognizes this and always promotes items to help with Mind, Body, and Spirit.