A recent meta-analysis indicated that metformin gave better results compared with the Sulfonylurea. The risk of heart diseases will be reduced by about 30 to 40%. This drug works on the liver by reducing glucose output and augment glucose uptake in the muscle. This makes this drug a first glucose lowering drug for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D TDM2) patients. Metformin is widely used in treating diabetes and reducing weight. With Sulfonylurea, blood glucose levels go too low and insulin in our body will be more than required. The study concluded that by using metformin, lipids and blood clots in large blood vessels will be reduced. But one can expect better results if the drug is used along with other weight loss therapies. The above meta-analysis was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Pa ula Carr Diabetes Trust, established in 1989 in memory of Paula Carr at Kent, is distributing a free information pack about diabetes across Kent and Medway. Patients can contact charity trust directly.
Officials conducted a five-year pilot study throughout the US and results shows elderly people lost weight and sugar levels due to regular lifestyle counseling. Overall more than 7,700 people lost more than five percent weight. The people who recognized signs of prediabetes can prevent full diabetes. If a prediabetes person didn't change his lifestyle, then there are 15% to 30% chances of progression of prediabetes condition into full-blown diabetes.
The amount of food one is eating is important to prevent diabetes. Once the fat in the body crosses the fat limit in our body, the excessive fat will not be stored under the skin. The excess fat will be stored in our important organs. One can notice type 2 diabetes (T2D) signs if
Islexa was started by the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT) and University of Aberdeen UK. The company developed new technology to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) without insulin injections. The new technology will turn the donated pancreatic tissue into fully functional islets. Islets are organoids found in our pancreas that produce insulin in our body. Islet contains about 70% of the beta cells that produce insulin. The UK is going to perform 50 islet transplants in a year. Pre-clinical study was successful and clinical trials are expected in a couple of years. The report was published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study (CARDIA) was investigating a link between exercise and development of diabetes over the past 20 years. Total of 4,373 people enrolled in this study. The study found that those who do physical exercise have a lower risk of development of diabetes or prediabetes irrespective of the changes in the body mass index (BMI).
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.