New Tactics For Treating Diabetes

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    May 31, 2013
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New Tactics For Treating Diabetes Photo by Rogger Mathew

While diabetes diagnosis can be frightening, in spite of this; it can be controlled by following the recommended guidelines from the doctor or health care professionals. This disease can be dealt with ease and one can live a full productive life.  The main objective in treating diabetes is to minimize any increase in blood sugar (glucose) without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar. There are mainly two types of diabetes namely, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes treated with exercise, insulin and by following a proper diabetic diet. Whereas Type 2 treated first with reduction in weight, a diabetic diet, and exercise. Oral medication used, when these measures fail to control the increased level of blood sugar. Even if, oral medication is not still sufficient, treatment with insulin is considered. Sticking to a diabetic diet is a vital aspect for controlling increased level of blood sugar with diabetes.
Medication for Type 2 diabetes designed which is based on what is known is as follows:
• Upsurge the insulin output by the pancreas.
• Reduce the amount of glucose released from the liver.
• Elevating the response of cells to insulin.
• Cutback the absorption of carbohydrates from the intestine
• Slow emptying of the stomach so as to delay the presentation of carbohydrates for the purpose of digestion and absorption in the small intestine.

Consideration should be given to the following points, while selecting treatment for type 2 diabetes:
• The level of change in blood sugar control that each medication will provide.
•  Other existing medical conditions (high cholesterol, high blood pressure).
• Adverse effects of the treatment.
• Contraindications to the treatment.
• Issues that may affect conformity (timing of medication, frequency of dosing)
• Cost to the patient and the health care system.

It is necessary to note that if a drug can provide more than one advantage (for example, lower blood sugar and have a positive effect on cholesterol) it should be preferred. It must be kept in mind that the cost of drug treatment is relatively small as compared to the cost of managing the long term complications related to poorly controlled diabetes.
Different combinations of medications used to correct high levels of blood glucose in diabetes. Treatment options for type 2 diabetes can be better tailored to meet the person’s need as the list of medications continues to expand. Not every patient suffering from type 2 benefit from every drug, as not every drug is suitable for each patient. Therefore, patients suffering from type 2 diabetes should work closely with their physicians to in order to achieve an approach that provides maximum advantages while reducing the risk.
Thus, patients suffering from diabetes should always remember the importance of exercise and diet. Finally, diabetes is a life changing ailment that may cause death if not treated properly. Many people hear of diabetes, but do not see it as something that they can get or something that can cause permanent change. Better informed about diabetes will make easier to manage life with diabetes.

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