In the past, type 2 diabetes was believed to be a chronic condition that could only be treated with insulin therapy. But these days, many patients are opting to stabilize their blood sugar levels by changing their lifestyles.
Everyone knows diabetes. Those who suffer from it have to inject themselves with insulin every day and have strict dietary restrictions - right? Not quite. Time to clear up some prejudices with DW's fact check.
A joint OECD/European Commission report says chronic diseases and premature deaths cost the EU billions every year. It calls for better prevention policies and improved health care. So what else is new?
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