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Published on Jun 2, 2016 at 9:05 AM
Risks With Hypoglycemia
Calicut Diabetes Forum secretary S.K. Suresh Kumar says risks with hypoglycemia are immediate. If the patient was already a diabetic and having heart disease, the result will be fatal. If the blood glucose levels dips to too low levels, then there was a possibility of cardiac arrhythmia where heart beat can be more than 100 beats per minute or less than 60 beats per minute. So one should not try to achieve ideal HbA1c level of 7 (3 month average value).
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Diabetes Due To Genes THADA And KCNQ1
Research conducted by Lund University, Sweden says type 2 diabetes (T2D) will be inherited more from mother. Risk genes for diabetes are THADA and KCNQ1. They will be dominant if they were inherited from mother. Where as there will be no effect if they were inherited from father. Heredity risk for diabetes will be greater if the mother has type II diabetes. Both heredity and environment are causes of diabetes. But only 15% of the heredity can be explained by genetic factors.
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Devices From Medtronic And Qualcomm
Medtronic and Qualcomm Life were partnered to develop continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for people with type ii diabetes (T2D). Currently Medtronic is making CGMs for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and have 50% market share. Laura Stoltenberg, vice president of non-intensive diabetes therapies at Medtronic says they are developing affordable and innovative CGMs.
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Risks With High Sugar Diet
Body takes time to adjust when we switch to low sugar diet. Nearly 50% of the heart patients and 66% of the kidney failure patients were diagnosed with diabetes. Bulk of our sugar intake comes from processed foods. In general, added sugar intake should not exceed more than 40 to 55 grams per day.
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Benefits With Polyunsaturated Fats
Eating more of polyunsaturated fat found in vegetable oils and nuts will reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). It is not good to consume saturated fats like cheese and milk. Eating less saturated fat can improve insulin sensitivity but no benefits if one eats more polysaturated fats.
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Diabetes Link To TB
EDOTS (The Effects of Diabetes on Tuberculosis Severity) studied about 209 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetic patients. Vijay Viswanathan , head, M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Chennai India says 32.7% of the patients are newly diagnosed patients of diabetic + TB and had low HbA1C levels indicating that their TB infection pushed them into diabetes. This suggests that becoming sick with TB can push prediabetes patients into diabetes range of high blood sugar.
Risks With Eating Potatoes In Pregnancy
Researchers led by Cuilin Zhang at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland looked into 15,632 women records who become pregnant between 1991 and 2001. They have no history of gestational diabetes or chronic disease before pregnancy. Women were asked to report potatoes consumption during the year prior to pregnancy. The studies concluded that higher potatoes consumption was associated with the gestational diabetes.
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Treatment With Semaglutide Pill
Global health care company Novo Nordisk conducting advanced trials for semaglutide pill, glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which helps body in making insulin. It provides superior glycemic control and can reduce body weight and blood glucose levels. The pill is once in a week diabetes pill and it can reduce cardiovascular risks, which is often higher in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients. The semaglutide is dubbed as SUSTAIN 6. The adverse events with the pill is mild gastrointestinal issues. The only other drug in the market is Eli Lilly's Jardiance. Company is expecting to file for regulatory review in US and Europe during 4Th quarter of 2016.
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