/ Print /

  • linkedin
  • Increase Font
  • Sharebar

    Five Treatments Turning the Tide on Diabetes

    source_MHE_81.jpg
     

    More effective insulin

    Insulin therapies, another type of diabetes treatment, are undergoing an era of rapid change. New forms of insulin can now be two to five times as concentrated as conventional insulin. “This allows for higher doses to be used in patients who require them or those who want fewer injections,” Carlson says.

    New combinations of injectable forms of insulin with another non-insulin hormone are now available. “These drugs have the potential to reduce the number of injections patients need every day,” he says.

    Newer insulins under development can also act faster to lower blood glucose and may even be taken after a meal. “The new options aim to more closely mimic the body’s natural insulin response, which helps to prevent complications of wide swings in blood glucose levels,” says Carlson.

    Busch says some concentrated insulins have a smoother, or “peakless,” mechanism of action. “Because of this, they are less likely to cause hypoglycemia than traditional basal insulins,” he says. “Hypoglycemia is one of the biggest obstacles in treating patients with diabetes because of the risks of fainting and negative effects on the heart. A higher concentrated form of insulin, glargine (Toujeo), was FDA approved in March 2017 and is more effective than standard basal insulin, Lantus, he says. A higher concentrated form of insulin from Novo Nordisk, degludec (Tresiba), was redesigned to last longer, keep glucose levels more stable, and prevent hypoglycemia from occurring.

    Promising cell-based therapies

    On another front, researchers are starting to conduct testing in humans for stem cells that act as pancreas cells. “They are put into ‘capsules,’ placed in the body, and start to secrete insulin,” says Susan Renda, DNP, assistant professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore. “Although much more studying needs to be done, it could be a promising treatment for type 1 diabetes.”

    Next: Glucose monitor advances

     

    5 Comments

    You must be signed in to leave a comment. Registering is fast and free!

    All comments must follow the ModernMedicine Network community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated. ModernMedicine reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part,in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

    • [email protected]
      best on-line help to save your marriage and relationship from breakup or divorce , he can also cure you from you illness contact dr Covenant today on or +2349057353987 add him on watsapp on +2349057353987 or contact him on his email [email protected]
    • [email protected]
      This is a true life experience with Doctor Covenant who helped me save my marriage by doing a pregnancy spell for me. My name is jenny clouds and i from somalia but currently live in manchester . my husband and i have been married for over 6 years. We didn't have any children. My husband was not happy with this because we have tried for many years now to have a child that we thought of adopting but the idea wasn't the best for us. my husband even talked about divorce!! i was scared to loose my husband.3 months after my husband started talking about divorce, i saw a post on facebook which taled about a spell caster on how he helpes people from various problems and his name was Dr Covenant. I sent a mail to him through his email address [email protected], I explained everything to him and he told me not to worry. i was over excited, he comforted me with his words, he told me that we are going to do a pregnancy spell, i was scared but i had no choice. he told me what to do and i did it. he actually did the pregnancy spell, he gave me assurance that i will become pregnant in 2 days, i thought he was joking. this is the 11th month after meeting Dr Covenant, now i have a set of twins, a boy and a girl. God bless you Dr Covenant, thank you for what you have done for me, Please contact and meet Doctor Covenant if you are passing through any difficulty in life like the one i was passing through contact [email protected] or call, add him on watsapp on +2349057353987. there are still real people out there helping people. [email protected] is one of them.he also help in lottery winning too, if you want to win lottery now also contact him
    • [email protected]
      I was diagnosed with Emphysema. My symptoms included shortness of breath, dizziness, lack of oxygen to all body parts, numbness of fingers, no energy, no appetite, fatigue, and bloodshot eyes. I was living at a place that has mold and mildew in the air conditioning unit. I also smoked a pack a day for 20 years. The Pulmonologist started me on Spiriva and Advair plus nose sprays, to reduce symptoms and slow down progression but I could not tolerate them for long due to severe side effects. I decided to adopt a more natural approach and started on Emphysema Disease Natural formula from THE HERBAL GARDENS, the Emphysema natural formula immensely helped my condition, it reversed my Emphysema. My severe shortness of breath, dry cough, low energy, fatigue, chest tightness and others gradually disappeared. Visit THE HERBAL GARDENS via their official web-site ww w. Theherbalgardens. org. This Emphysema treatment has improved the quality of my life greatly, i breath much better and feel comfortable doing so. Since the procedure I enjoy walking the dog for my daily exercise. DON’T GIVE UP HOPE!!!
    • [email protected]
      God bless Dr abaka for his marvelous work in my life, I was diagnosed of HERPES since 2011 and I was taking my medications, I wasn't satisfied i needed to get the HERPES out of my system, I searched about some possible cure for HERPES i saw a comment about Dr abaka, how he cured HERPES with his herbal medicine, I contacted him and he guided me. I asked for solutions, he started the remedy for my health, he sent me the herbal medicine through UPS SPEED POST. I took the medicine as prescribed by him in 2 weeks and 3 days later i was cured from HERPES, Dr abaka truly you are great, do you need his help also? Why don't you contact him through email:{[email protected] or call +2349063230051} thanks.
    • [email protected]
      God bless Dr abaka for his marvelous work in my life, I was diagnosed of HERPES since 2011 and I was taking my medications, I wasn't satisfied i needed to get the HERPES out of my system, I searched about some possible cure for HERPES i saw a comment about Dr abaka, how he cured HERPES with his herbal medicine, I contacted him and he guided me. I asked for solutions, he started the remedy for my health, he sent me the herbal medicine through UPS SPEED POST. I took the medicine as prescribed by him in 2 weeks and 3 days later i was cured from HERPES, Dr abaka truly you are great, do you need his help also? Why don't you contact him through email:{[email protected] or call +2349063230051} thanks.

    Follow Us On Twitter

    Find us on Facebook

    Latest Tweets Follow