[AI] Diabetes treatment to help patients shed weight
sandeepsingh477 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 00:54:17 EDT 2010
Very useful for a juvenile diabetic like me. Thanks buddy.
At 07:27 PM 12-09-10, you wrote:
>Although the article pasted below does not relate itself to any
>blindness or technology, the fact that diabetes is one of several
>causes for blindness might be useful to disseminate the information.
>Diabetes treatment to help patients shed weight
>Published: Sunday, Sep 12, 2010, 17:32 IST
>Place: London | Agency: IANS
>An injection that controls diabetes and fights obesity could be
>available in Britain by Christmas.
>The injection, called Victoza, has been given the go ahead by drugs
>watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
>The jab, which also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, could
>free many type-2 diabetics from having to take insulin, reports the
>While insulin causes weight gain, Victoza, also known as
>liraglutide, sheds pounds - bringing extra health benefits.
>Rather than injecting insulin straight into the body, Victoza helps
>patients stabilise their blood sugar levels by stimulating the
>pancreas into releasing insulin.
>Draft guidance, which is likely to be rubber-stamped next month,
>recommends the jab when other key diabetes drugs fail.
>It is also deemed suitable for extremely overweight diabetics and
>those who have driving and other jobs that prevent them from taking insulin.
>In all cases, it should be taken in combination with other diabetes
>drugs and treatment should be continued only if the patient is benefiting.
>David Haslam, a general practitioner who already has experience of
>prescribing the jab, said: "If someone is having other problems
>because they are obese and they can't afford to go on insulin
>because of their work, then it is absolutely appropriate they get this drug."
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