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Published on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:05 AM
Benefits With Acupuncture
One gets type 2 diabetes (T2D) defect because of insulin resistance caused due to obesity. One can't reduce weight just with metformin drug, which is a main drug currently available. So additional therapies are required to reduce weight. Researchers got good results when acupuncture, an alternative therapy, performed along with metformin drug. Weight was reduced, insulation sensitivity increased, significant changes in leptin levels and BMI/blood sugar/cholesterol levels improved. Researchers concluded that acupuncture is a insulin sensitizer and improves insulin sensitivity.
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Risks With Diabetes Depression
Depression affects 25% of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D T2DM). Researchers found that there was a decreased depression scores with lifestyle interventions. Face to face individual consultation is the most effective way in improving depression scores. It is more effective if the interventions were conducted once in a week. These findings were published in Psychiatric Services.
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Risks With Body Weight
Body weight increases if a person sits and works for longer periods. Studies shown that risks like heart failure, disability risk are directly proportional to sitting time and indirectly proportional to life expectancy. One can use sit-stand desks to reduce sitting time while working. One can use treadmill desks also. Study author Dr Jos Verbeek, a health researcher says that prolonged standing at work can be bad for health as it will enlarge our blood veins.
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Complication With Invokana
FDA warned that usage of Invokana (canagliflozin) could increase leg and foot amputations. Invokana (canagliflozin) is an SGLT 2 inhibitor. It helps in filtering out glucose from the blood and the filtered glucose leaves our body through urine. But with Invokana, amputations were doubled compared with those treated with placebo. Patients are advised to seek immediate medical attention if they are experiencing complications.
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Early Detection Of Diabetes
DZD scientists indicated that fatty liver, visceral obesity and impaired production and action of insulin may give better indication and prevention of cardiometabolic risk in prediabetes. Prediabetes condition with high blood glucose is increasing risk for the type 2 diabetes (T2D), cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer. Researchers concluded that the above 4 factors should be considered for prevention and treatment of diabetes and other diseases. The study was reported in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
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Risks With Stress
Diabetic patient with type 1 or type 2 (T1D or T2D) will experience increase in glucose levels during physical and mental stress as stress hormones may directly affects glucose levels. This may happen even if a person is sick or injured. So the best way is to control all form of stress - mental, emotional, physical, family and work stresses.
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Treatment With Tresiba Medication
Veteran IndyCar racer Charlie Kimball , who first diagnosed with diabetes in 2007, says he is using new medication called Tresiba. He is taking one injection per day to control his type 1 diabetes (T1D).
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About New Guidelines For Diabetes
Obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are a deadly pair. New guidelines written by Dr David Cummings says weight loss surgery is better treatment option for diabetes. His views were endorsed by the American Diabetes Association and other health groups. Glycemic levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) can be improved quickly with weight loss surgery for obese patients. The surgery was recommended for patients whose BMI is at least 40. If patient is managing his diabetes poorly, surgery is recommended to the patient even if his BMI is 35. Commonly, bariatric surgery (metabolic surgery) will be performed for patients to control diabetes as risks of death or side effects are minimum. New guidelines were published in the journal Diabetes Care.
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