A study found a higher risk of cardiovascular (CV) diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes with low levels (less than 2.0 mmol/L) of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). The author of the study was Shahnam Sharif, MD, and the study published online in the Diabetes Care.
A study by Mohammad Movahedi, M.D., Ph.D., to find out the link between the effects of glucocorticoid treatment and the risk of diabetes mellitus in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers found that there is an increased risk of diabetes mellitus (DM) with the glucocorticoid treatment. The study was done on the basis of the dosage and timing of glucocorticoid use. The study was published in the Arthritis and Rheumatology.
Medtronic (MDT) partners with Qualcomm to develop a disposable continuous glucose monitor (CGM). The product will give better care and treatment to patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Medtronic partnered with a number of companies during the during the last year in the field of diabetes. Some of the companies are
They recently acquired Smith & Nephew's Gynecology business.
The study shows that the chances of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) increase with the number of microvascular disease manifestations in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Microvascular diseases are
The study was published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
The healthcare experts from the United Kingdom called for 100,000 weight loss surgeries to reduce the body mass index (BMI) of the patient with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Earlier studies indicated that the weight loss surgery can reverse type 2 diabetes (T2D) with the reduction of BMI. Major health complications associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are.
Even though there is a high risk associated with diabetes, it was reported that less than 50% of patients are making lifestyle changes or drugs to control high blood sugar levels.
Proteins are normally soluble in water. If the proteins could not fold properly, they can become insoluble and can be deposited in organs and tissues. The protein deposits can disrupt the function of the body organs. Amyloid is misfolded proteins. Accumulation of amyloid in our organs is known as amyloidosis. Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, found that amyloid in the brain will influence the growth of the fine fiber in the pancreas. Islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) is normally associated with patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The accumulation of Islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) causes a reduced brain function and the death of the brain cells.
A study by the Korea Basic Science Institute shows that the TSPAN2, a protein found in the pancreas, can play an important role in the prevention of the death of beta cells induced by the high blood glucose levels. Researchers say new medicines have to be developed by targeting the TSPAN2 protein to stop the loss or death of beta cells. The author of the study was Ik-Soon Jang. The study was published in the FASEB Journal.
The Medicinal Products Committee of European regulator supported the approval of diabetes combination drug from AstraZeneca. Earlier, FDA did not approve the drug and asked for more information. AstraZeneca says US regulator did not approve diabetes combination drug as it contains high levels of potassium. Diabetes combination drug from AstraZeneca is a combination of saxagliptin and dapagliflozin.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.