A study by researchers from the University of Western Australia, Perth shows stationary cycling exercise program started at 14 weeks of gestation didn't prevent the reappearance of gestational diabetes (GD). But researchers found improved maternal fitness and decreased psychological distress. Researchers say daily physical exercise can prevent type 2 diabetes (T2D). But study results are not showing clear in the case of gestational diabetes (GD). King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth reports that risk of reappearance of gestational diabetes (GD) is 55 percent. Kym Guelfi, PhD and his colleagues studied 180 pregnant women and the study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. The results were reported in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
SUSTAIN 6 trial results announced during the 52nd meeting of EASD, 2016 shows that GLP-1 class diabetes drug semaglutide reduces heart disease by 26 percent and stroke by 39 percent. A total of 3,297 diabetes patients from 20 countries for 104 weeks participated in SUSTAIN 6 trial study. Dr. Steven Marso was the lead author of the study and SUSTAIN 6 trial results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Semaglutide : Semaglutide a GLP-1 class drug increases the body's insulin production when blood sugar levels are raised. This drug is once in a week drug manufactured by Novo Nordisk to control glycaemic levels and weight loss in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Novo Nordisk is working on to offer semaglutide as a pill instead of injection.
FDA approved, prescription-based Afrezza diabetes drug is a very rapidly absorbing (in the bloodstream) and fast-acting insulin, inhalable type from the United States based company MannKind Corporation. Both type 1 (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients can use this drug to control blood sugar levels. It is a cost-effective and close to human insulin. The insulin in the blood reaches peak level in 12 to 15 minutes and stay active for up to 180 minutes or 3 hours. Afrezza showed lower incidents of hypoglycemia in "AFFINITY 1" trial as afrezza completes its work early and active for up to 180 minutes or 3 hours only. So afrezza can be referred to "INsulin" and "OUTsulin". Few important points
Possible side effects with afrezza are
Ketoacidosis : Insulin is required for the body to move sugar from the bloodstream into the living cells. Sometimes the body can not use glucose (sugar converted from food) as a fuel source as there is no insulin production or insufficient insulin in the blood. At this body condition, the body uses body fat as fuel (in place of sugar in the blood) and releases waste products called ketones. When ketones levels cross unsafe levels, a diabetic individual is in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) condition. Risk factors for a type 1 diabetes (T1D) individual leading to diabetic ketoacidosis are
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.