Calicut Diabetes Forum secretary S.K. Suresh Kumar says a patient with diabetes may get immediate complications with hypoglycemia. The result will be fatal for a heart disease patient with diabetes. If the blood glucose levels dip to too low levels, then there was a possibility of cardiac arrhythmia where the heartbeat can be more than 100 beats per minute or less than 60 beats per minute. So a patient with diabetes should not try to achieve an ideal HbA1c level of 7 (3-month average value).
A study by the researchers from the Lund University, Sweden says type 2 diabetes (T2D) will be inherited more from the mother. The risk genes for diabetes are THADA and KCNQ1. They play a dominant role if they were inherited from the mother. Whereas there will be no effect if they were inherited from the father. The heredity risk of diabetes will be greater if the mother has type 2 diabetes. Both heredity and environment are the causes of diabetes. But only 15 percent of the heredity can be explained by the genetic factors.
Medtronic and Qualcomm Life were partnered together to develop the continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for the people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Currently, Medtronic is making CGMs for the patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Medtronic has a 50 percent market share. Laura Stoltenberg, vice president of the Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies at Medtronic says they are developing an affordable and innovative continuous glucose monitor (CGMs).
Our body takes time to adjust when we switch to a low sugar diet. Nearly 50 percent of the heart patients and 66 percent of the kidney failure patients were diagnosed with diabetes. The bulk of our sugar intake comes from the processed foods. In general, added sugar intake should not exceed more than 40 to 55 grams per day.
Eating more polyunsaturated fat found in vegetable oils and nuts will reduce the 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 polyunsaturated fats.
EDOTS (The Effects of Diabetes on Tuberculosis Severity) studied about 209 patients with diabetes and pulmonary tuberculosis. Vijay Viswanathan, head, M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Chennai, India says 32.7% of the patients are newly diagnosed patients of diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) and had low HbA1C levels indicating that their TB infection pushed them into diabetes. This suggests that becoming sick with TB can push the prediabetes patients into the diabetes range of high blood sugar.
Researchers led by Cuilin Zhang at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland looked in 15,632 women's 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 study concluded that higher potatoes consumption was associated with gestational diabetes.
Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk conducting advanced trials for Semaglutide pill, glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which helps the 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 are mild gastrointestinal issues. The only other drug on the market is Eli Lilly's Jardiance. The company is expecting to file for regulatory review in the United States and Europe during the 4th quarter of 2016.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.