Diabetes survey finds few follow through on lifestyle changes

06/30/2011 | WebMD

A survey of 3,867 people with type 2 diabetes found that 87% knew obesity made their disease worse but only 70% said they had tried to lose weight, and only a third had maintained their goal weight for half a year. Researchers who reported the results at the American Diabetes Association conference found that 63% of people said their physician recommended they increase physical activity, but only 13% said they had been active during the past week.

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