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Hypoglycemia Can Increase Mortality at 12 Months with Diabetic Patients

Low glucose events requiring emergency services differs according to diabetes type… Hypoglycemic episodes are a common event among patients with diabetes. Most hypoglycemic events are treated without ambulance services or admission to a hospital. However, severe hypoglycemic events are treated differently. Severe hypoglycemia is defined as “an episode requiring external …

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The Outcome of Modified Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Patients

Blood glucose showed significant decrease months after procedure… Type 2 diabetes has become more common in today’s society. Currently, modified gastric bypass surgery is used to treat type 2 diabetes. This intervention has been utilized since the 1990s. The procedure reached 83% efficiency and currently the therapeutic mechanism is still …

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Mortality Rates in Type 2 Patients Exposed to Glargine

Impact of long-term use of medication on cardiovascular events studied… There are several studies that state that diabetes decreases life expectancy due to an increase of cardiovascular events and there is inclusive evidence about utilizing tight glycemic control to decrease the risk of these events. Many diabetics utilize insulin glargine …

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One More Attempt At A Non-invasive Glucometer

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Laser technology being developed by Glucosense Diagnostic, Ltd. could end the need for finger sticking… Professor Gin Jose and his team at the University of Leeds have designed a device that measures blood glucose without drawing blood. The device uses nano-engineered silica glass containing ions that fluoresce when a low-powered …

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Inhaled Cannabis Reduces Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

Recent study has shown that inhaled cannabis has a dose-dependent reduction in pain intensity… Almost half of diabetes patients experienced diabetic peripheral neuropathy through their lifetime. Previous animal studies suggest that cannabis may be effective in reducing neuropathic pain, but there were no studies to focus especially on patients with …

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