Advances in Diabetes Facts
Advances in Diabetes Facts: #1
SIM enabled 'smart' glucometers which transmit your blood glucose reading directly to a data base where they are reviewed by your doctor/ health care provider are being used in India now!
Advances in Diabetes facts: #2
A new class of oral drugs, called SGLT2 inhibitors (Invokana and Forxiga) has recently been launched in India. These drugs treat diabetes by driving blood glucose out though the urine..
Advances in Diabetes facts: #3
Heart attacks and heart failure are major complications of diabetes. It is very important for antidiabetic drugs to be 'heart friendly'. We were part of the recently concluded large multinational trial TECOS which showed that Sitagliptin (JANUVIA) is safe for the heart.
Advances in Diabetes facts: #4
Use of statins to prevent heart attacks in diabetics is highly recommended. Do not be afraid of side effects- discuss with your doctor.
Advances in Diabetes facts: #5
While the usual target for sugar control is an HbA1c of 7%, a value of 7.5% may be acceptable for the elderly, those with long standing diabetes or complications like kidney or heart disease