A study by Danish researchers including Morten Wrtz, M.D., Ph.D., Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, used a cohort of 12,620 patients. The study found that the 30-day stroke mortality is 50.7 percent in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).
The United Kingdom (UK) guidelines have recommended bariatric or weight loss surgery for the treatment of obesity to reduce high blood sugar levels. Prof Francesco Rubino, King's College London, says a bariatric or weight loss surgery as "the closest thing to a cure".
The weight loss surgery is a very powerful treatment. The surgery involves removing part of the stomach or rerouting of the gastrointestinal tract. Weight loss surgery can cause a change in the gut hormone levels and better management of blood sugar. Bariatric or weight loss surgery can reduce the need for oral medications or insulin injections.
The final guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have recommended three drugs if a person unable to use metformin or if a weight loss therapy is not beneficial.
Metformin is the first drug of choice to lower body weight. But some patients will experience nausea and diarrhea (or diarrhoea) and some patients with kidney damage may not be able to use metformin. Patients can use the drugs recommended by the guidelines if they can't take a sulfonylurea or pioglitazone. The NICE guidelines say that the following drugs may be used on their own.
CONTOUR NEXT ONE and CONTOUR PLUS ONE are blood glucose monitoring systems (BGMS) (self-monitoring blood glucose meters, monitors, or glucometers) from Ascensia Diabetes Care. Ascensia Diabetes Care has received the CE (European) mark for glucose meters on May 17, 2016. These are easy to use wireless glucose monitoring systems. They can be connected to Smartphone via Bluetooth. The patient can monitor glucose levels.
Apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). Blood glucose monitors or glucometers are going to hit the market, wherever the blood glucose test strips are already available. Glucometers will be available in two European markets shortly and in other markets by the end of 2016.
Researchers from the Newcastle University Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Saudi Arabia has found that metformin (used by patients with diabetes) has helped the prevention of heart disease. The researchers have developed a heart attack simulation model. They observed the formation of the new blood vessels with metformin. This process is essential for the recovery after a heart attack.
The lack of oxygen in the presence of high glucose levels in the bloodstream can prevent the formation of blood vessels. Metformin treatment can help the reversal of this process and can promote the formation of new blood vessels.
A patient with diabetes taking metformin may experience side effects such as weakness, anemia, tingling of fingers and toes. Metformin may also cause the lower levels of A1C. This may be because of the low levels of vitamin B12.
A patient with diabetes taking metformin should consult a doctor for an annual checkup of vitamin B12.
Researchers examined the health records of 33,588 twins registered in the Danish Twin Registry. The study has found that patients with psoriasis are more vulnerable to obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.