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Diabetes Treatment: Is Compliance more Important than Research?

I was speaking with Revolution Health expert Dr. Zach Bloomgarden about advances in diabetes care, and I suddenly realized that enhancing compliance with lifestyle measures is more important than researching treatments.  In other words, we have the power to cure many cases of type 2 diabetes already – without any new research/treatments. The challenge is sticking with diet and exercise programs. Perhaps the same could be said of many diseases.

I thought I’d share this audio clip of Zach explaining that we already have the tools to radically improve diabetes outcomes and virtually eliminate this disease.

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I hope that the new community groups at Revolution Health will help us all work together to get to a healthier place. I’m still struggling along with my diet team. I’m proud of those who have had great success already!This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at

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2 Responses to “Diabetes Treatment: Is Compliance more Important than Research?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Only scientists can further research, and they should not dilute their efforts.

    Compliance is the responsibility of the individual.

  2. rlbates says:

    I keep trying to (gently, I hope) get that through my mom and brother’s heads.  Neither are great, though are better than a year ago, at sticking to their diets.

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