The newly published study by Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS) at Rigshospitalet revolutionizes the approach to treatment of type 2 diabetes with the finding that a change in lifestyle has more pronounced effect on clinical symptoms of disease than existing treatment.
According to the results of a one-year trial, in which an intervention group was ordinated exercise and a meal plan, the need for medical treatment was reduced by 56% among patients with non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetes. The reduction in the control group, which was ordinated medical treatment and lifestyle advises, was merely 14%.
Type 2 diabetes is a major threat to public health. Therefore, the results of this trial have great potential to be included in both health promotion and treatment of the disease.
Ministerial delegation visit from Croatia
"I am pleased with everything I have seen and with the hospitality extended to me and my colleagues during our stay in Denmark. We are grateful to the Healthcare DENMARK team for being wonderful hosts to us and for the excellent organization of our visit."
- Dario Nakić, Croatian Minister of Health