Hi, I'm a Physician Assistant practicing medicine in general practice.
I'm often frustrated by the focus on the pharmaceutical side of medicine.
In medical training the concept of diet and exercise is far removed from our education. If it wasn't for my background studying Exercise Science and working in personal training and my own study of nutrition I would have no knowledge of lifestyle modification necessary for metabolic syndrome and DMII.
What I believe is necessary to help those with metabolic syndrome are health coaches.
Perhaps online health coaches that can counsel and support people with DMII.
Because seeing your primary in 15 minutes and being told "improve diet and exercise" just isn't enough. Diabetics just starting out in the confusing world of diet and exercise for reversing metabolic syndrome can hard. It requires a health coach's support weekly or even daily at the start.
What are people's thoughts on this?
I've met some resistance to the concept that DMII and metabolic syndrome is lifestyle reversible. I've lost some of my initial motivation with starting a health coaching project because of the resistance to the concept.