A recent study has shown an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease amongst patients who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The risk increases by approximately 30% when compared to those without type 2 diabetes, and the risk is even greater in those with diabetes related complications.
The good news is that participants with well controlled diabetes had a much smaller chance of developing Parkinson’s compared to those who had poor control. Good control of diabetes was shown through regular anti-diabetic medicine taking and appropriate insulin use, healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables and regular exercise.
The overall risk of developing Parkinson’s is low, but having greater control of your type 2 diabetes and small lifestyle changes will make this risk even smaller.
If you’re a type 2 diabetic and are wanting to improve control of your condition, come in to CookStPharmacy and talk to one of our Pharmacists and get some good advice and tips on management of diabetes.