The Risk Of Hypoglycemia
S.K. Suresh Kumar, secretary, the Calicut Diabetes Forum says that a patient with diabetes may get the immediate complications from the hypoglycemia. The result will be fatal for a patient with heart disease and diabetes.
If the blood sugar (glucose) levels dip to a very low level, 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 of diabetes should not try to achieve an ideal HbA1c level of 7 (a 3-month average value).
The Risk Of Diabetes From THADA And KCNQ1 Genes
A study at the Lund University, Sweden shows type 2 diabetes (T2D) will be inherited more from the mother.
The risk genes of diabetes are THADA and KCNQ1. They play a dominant role if they are inherited from the mother. Whereas there will be no effect if they are inherited from the father. The risk of diabetes from the heredity is higher if the mother has type 2 diabetes.
Both the heredity and environmental factors are the causes of diabetes. But only 15 percent of the risk of heredity can be explained by the genetic factors.
Devices From Medtronic And Qualcomm
Medtronic and Qualcomm Life are working together to develop the continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for patients of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Currently, Medtronic is making continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for patients of type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Medtronic has a 50 percent of the market share. Laura Stoltenberg, vice president of the Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies (NDT) at the Medtronic says they are developing an affordable and innovative continuous glucose monitor (CGM).
The Risk From A High Sugar Diet
Our body takes time to adjust when we switch to a low sugar diet from a high 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 processed foods.
In general, the added sugar intake should not exceed more than 40 to 55 grams per day.
Benefits Of Polyunsaturated Fats
Eating more polyunsaturated fats found in the vegetable oils and nuts can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). It is not good to consume saturated fats like cheese and milk.
Eating less saturated fats can improve insulin sensitivity. But there are no benefits if a person eats more polyunsaturated fats.
Diabetes Link To TB
The Effects of Diabetes on Tuberculosis Severity (EDOTS) study was done on about 209 patients of diabetes and pulmonary tuberculosis. Vijay Viswanathan, head of M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Chennai, India says that 32.7 percent of the patients are newly diagnosed patients of diabetes and tuberculosis (TB).
This study suggests that becoming sick with TB can push the patients of pre-diabetes to the diabetes range of high blood sugar (glucose) levels.
The Risk From Potatoes In Pregnancy
A study led by Cuilin Zhang at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland, has analyzed the records of 15,632 pregnant women between 1991 and 2001. They have no history of gestational diabetes or chronic disease before the pregnancy.
Women were asked to report the consumption of the potatoes in the year prior to the pregnancy. The study has found that a high consumption of potatoes was associated with the risk of gestational diabetes.
A Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases With Semaglutide
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company. The company is conducting a trial on the Semaglutide (glucagon-like peptide 1. GLP-1). Semaglutide can help the body in making insulin. The drug can provide superior glycemic control and can lower the body weight (weight loss) and blood sugar (glucose) levels.
The drug is once a week. This drug can lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases. An earlier study shows that patients of diabetes are often at a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The Semaglutide was dubbed SUSTAIN-6. The adverse events of the pill are mild complications of gastrointestinal. The only other drug on the market is Jardiance from Eli Lilly.
The company is expecting to file for a regulatory review in the United States and Europe during the 4th quarter of 2016.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.