Lifestyle changes slash diabetes effects

Researchers from the University of Cambridge recruited 867 newly diagnosed diabetes patients aged between 40 and 69 years and followed them for five years.

During that period, 6% experienced a cardiovascular event, with the risk inversely related to the number of positive behavioural changes the patient had made in the year following their diagnosis.

Positive behavioural changes, as assessed one year following diagnosis, included increasing physical activity, reducing alcohol intake,