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Young adults in the US feel uneasy managing their diabetes

Research finds that diabetes is less likely to be reported as a serious health condition among millennials in the United States.
Diabetes survey
A survey, conducted by Sanofi US, questioned millennials (aged 18-34 years) and non-millennials on their knowledge and awareness of their diabetes.
84 per cent of the older population recognised diabetes as a serious health condition, but this was compared to 74 per cent among millennials.
There was also a degree of uncertainty about managing their diabetes, with 43 per cent of millennials saying they felt uneasy about pricking their finger to test their blood glucose levels. Only 28 per cent of older participants felt this way.
54 per cent of millennials, compared to 36 per cent in the older group, thought that taking insulin was the “end of the road”, according to Elissa Violino, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator (CDE) with CDE Help Team of Sanofi US.
“With high levels of education and unprecedented access to information, millennials have the means to know more about diabetes than any generation in history,” Violino said.
“Diabetes is becoming more common, so it is necessary that we provide all people, including millennials, with the information and tools they need”.
Managing your diabetes
Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes should not have to feel afraid of their condition, especially when medical research is consistently developing to help find a cure.
Regular visits to your GP, consultant or healthcare professional will educate and inform you as to how to best manage your diabetes and advise you on any concerns you may have.

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