A first-time study involving 40 insulin treated type 2 diabetes (T2D) general ward inpatients for the usage of the closed-loop system was conducted in the UK shows patients glycemia can be controlled in a safe and in a better way during hospitalization compared with conventional insulin therapy. Dr. Hood Thabit, University of Cambridge reported his study findings to ADA during annual scientific sessions. Closed-loop insulin delivery system increased time spent in target glucose levels. Variations in glucose levels are reduced, time spent in hyperglycemic or hypoglycemic are reduced while achieving target time too reduced. Health care costs in managing blood sugar levels and time spent in hospitals will be reduced. The artificial pancreas device is a reusable device costing about 8,600 USD with consumables.
A research conducted by Harvard School of Public Health led by Dr. Geng Zong had tracked dining habits of 100,000 individuals without diabetes for over 26 years. By the end of the study, more than 9,000 are diagnosed with diabetes. The study findings are
Dr. Geng Zong says cooking from scratch should be a better option instead of using processed ingredients. The study was published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
Accumulated unwanted proteins folding into wrong shapes like fibrils or plaques in our body are called amyloids. Amyloids presence is associated with more than 20 diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and type II diabetes (T2D). The increase of amyloids will form as fibrils and destroy the cells and lead to insulin deficiency.
Vitamin B12 deficiency causes peripheral neuropathy and megaloblastic anemia. Patients with diabetes taking metformin should monitor and check levels of vitamin B12 annually and should take supplements of vitamin B12.
Studies indicate that patients with diabetes are at risk of cancer either before after diagnosis of diabetes. Whenever a patient takes additional healthcare to reduce high blood sugar levels, patient with diabetes receives more cancer symptoms. The study results indicate the need to study more regarding the association between cancer and diabetes. The American Cancer Society says patients with diabetes are at higher risk for colon cancer as both of them have common symptoms like lack of physical activity, obesity, consuming red or processed meat etc. Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) carry the risk of death with colon cancer. Dr. Iliana Lega led the team of researchers from the University of Toronto to examine data of more than one million adults for the incidents of cancer during individuals lifespan. This study shows that individuals are at 1.23 times more likely to undergo cancer diagnosis ten years before they find that they had diabetes. Once individual diagnosed with diabetes he may likely acquire cancer too. Diabetes and cancer can be prevented with lifestyle changes along with control of diet and physical exercise. The study was published in the journal Cancer.
Studies show bariatric surgery gives relief from type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) in humans and rodents. The relief is not just due to weight loss but also due to improvement in glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity indicating that the improvements are due to the role of gut microbiota. Lead investigator Xiang Gao, PhD says duodenum-jejunum gastric bypass (DJB) surgery can be performed to cure both genetic (mutation) and environmental (diet-induced) origin.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.