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Sedentary behaviour is associated with metabolic syndrome

Sedentary behaviour is associated with metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a clinical and laboratory complex of symptoms that occurs when a metabolic disorder occurs. The pathology is based on the immunity or resistance of cells and peripheral tissues to insulin. When sensitivity to the hormone responsible for glucose uptake is lost, all processes in the body begin to proceed abnormally. Patients have …

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Review regular moderate physical activity is associated with lower mortality in people with diabetes

Review regular moderate physical activity is associated with lower mortality in people with diabetes

Physical activity — or exercise) is any movement, such as walking, dancing, and the like. You don’t have to go to the gym every day or work out with special equipment to get the benefits of physical activity. Physical activity is as much a full-fledged component of the treatment of type 2 diabetes as nutrition, …

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Review: insulin pumps may improve quality of life and glycaemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes

Review: insulin pumps may improve quality of life and glycaemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes

What are the benefits of insulin pumps compared with multiple daily injections of insulin?  This report by the US Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research summarises what the evidence says. Clinical question: In diabetics using insulin, does continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), compared with multiple daily injections (MDI), improve quality of life or glycaemic control? The …

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diabetic macular oedema

Ranibizumab may be cost-effective for diabetic macular oedema

Blindness is one of the most serious microvascular complications of diabetes.  The most common cause is diabetic macular oedema (DME).  Current treatment with lasers is often unsuccessful. The new injectable drug ranibizumab, which works by selectively inhibiting vascular enothelial growth factor A, has been seen in the RESTORE trial to improve visual acuity and quality …

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Possible adverse effects of dpp 4 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes

Possible adverse effects of dpp 4 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes

What are incretins and incretinomimetics, which drugs from the group of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 agonists are used in the treatment of diabetes? Today you will learn what these long and complex words mean, and most importantly, how to apply this knowledge. This article will focus on completely new drugs-analogs of …

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