Diabetes

Welsh nhs recommends saxagliptin as an option in type 2 diabetes

Welsh nhs recommends saxagliptin as an option in type 2 diabetes

The mechanism of action of incretins Incretins are a person’s hormones produced by the gastrointestinal tract at the time of admission to him for food. Due to their action, the production of insulin increases, which helps to digest glucose, which is released during digestion. To date, two types of incretins have been discovered: GLP-1 (glucagon-like …

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Weak evidence for radix astragali in treating diabetic retinopathy

Weak evidence for radix astragali in treating diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an ophthalmic disease that develops against the background of diabetes. The consequences of this disease are very severe, with a neglected condition, blindness occurs. How to recognize the first signs of pathology? Let’s look at the degree of diabetic retinopathy and the existing methods of its treatment. What is diabetes? Diabetic retinopathy …

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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: 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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No evidence of benefit for insulin analogs over nph insulin

No evidence of benefit for insulin analogs over nph insulin

Tujeo and Tresiba are two new long-acting insulin analogs that can be prescribed to patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to maintain normal blood glucose levels between meals and at night. Patients with type 1 diabetes should combine this type of insulin with the insulin recommended for administration at meals – most often …

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