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 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 one should not try to achieve an ideal HbA1c level of 7 (3-month average value).
Research conducted by Lund University, Sweden says type 2 diabetes (T2D) will be inherited more from the mother. Risk genes for diabetes are THADA and KCNQ1. They will be dominant if they were inherited from mother. Whereas there will be no effect if they were inherited from the father. Heredity risk for diabetes will be greater if the mother has type 2 diabetes. Both heredity and environment are the causes of diabetes. But only 15% of the heredity can be explained by genetic factors.
Medtronic and Qualcomm Life were partnered to develop continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Currently, Medtronic is making CGMs for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and has 50% market share. Laura Stoltenberg, vice president of non-intensive diabetes therapies at Medtronic says they are developing affordable and innovative CGMs.
The body takes time to adjust when we switch to a low sugar diet. Nearly 50% of the heart patients and 66% of the kidney failure patients were diagnosed with diabetes. The 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.
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 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 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 studies 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.