With the increase in obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, it is often easier to find a doctor who will prescribe medications and food than to deal with the symptoms of these illness.
According to a new study, the medical profession has become increasingly biased against people with diabetes. Of the 100 doctors surveyed, only 8.3 percent reported that they are treating patients with diabetes. While the number of patients with diabetes is growing, the number of doctors treating them is actually decreasing, which is not surprising. Doctors are often trained in an era where they have access to patients with diabetes, but only if there is a high risk of complications.
This is especially true for those whose disease is not fully controlled; those with poorly controlled diabetes are at an increased risk of developing complications. For all the reasons outlined by the study, doctors are likely putting a disproportionate amount of their energy and resources into treating these patients.
The article suggests that it is more likely to have a positive impact on the health of these patients if they have access to a more specialized team of primary care providers. This would include more doctors and more specialized nurses, and also more resources than what is currently available.