Wednesday , April 14 2021

Every day 80 Swedish patients suffer from diabetes.

People with type 2 diabetes are four times more likely to have a heart attack, stroke and premature death than people without type 2 diabetes.

New research shows that if the patient gets the right treatment, this risk can go away.

Nearly half a million Swedes are suffering from diabetes and 90% are suffering from Type 2 diabetes. And the number is steadily increasing. Approximately 80 Swedish people are diagnosed daily with doctors for type 2 diabetes.

Good hypoglycemic treatment has already begun from reducing heart attacks and saving lives. Thanks to new research, the right treatment can prevent the risk of recurrence of cardiovascular disease. The results were recently published (October 2018) by the European Diabetes Association (EASD) and the United States (ADA) consensus document to clarify and treat the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Now, Sweden should start treatment of type 2 diabetes in this way. Treatment guidelines in Sweden have already been changed, but not individual patients. So-called SU formulations are used that still cause severe blood sugar and weight gain and do not provide documented protection against cardiovascular disease. Also called DPP4 inhibitors are used diligently to prevent the recurrence of cardiovascular events.

Between 2006 and 2014, the cost of sickness in Sweden doubled from 5.5 billion kroner to 11.6 billion kroner due to type 2 diabetes. One of the biggest reasons is the increase in complications and complications. The cost of diabetes care that could prevent complications was stable over the 2006-2014 period.

Typ2 Diabetes is a multifactorial disease, meaning there are several factors that affect disease outbreaks. A recent study by the Swedish National Diabetes Register, the world's largest registrant of diabetic patients, analyzes whether early mortality is affected by the five risk factors of increased value.

1. Long-term blood glucose (HbA1c)

2. Cholesterol levels

3. Blood pressure

4. White bag of urine

5. Smoking

The more these risks are being normalized, the better. People with type 2 diabetes but no risk factors do not increase the risk of death or cardiovascular disease!

This is not a criticism of the general doctors in Sweden and does as much as it can in economic and political systems that do not benefit from the treatment of chronic diseases. However, the results of the study and treatment according to Swedish and international guidelines can lead to healthy diabetic patients.

Anders Frid, Diabetes researcher

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