Insulin injections and constant medications are usually needed to manage Diabetes. In a new study, Imeglimin, part of a new class of oral agents developed to manage Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) which targets the mitochondrial bioenergetics have been found to be both safe and effective for adults in Japan suffering from the chronic disease. The results were presented at annual meeting for the European Association for the study of Diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes oral drug under experimentation safe and effective for Japanese
The study was carried out by Kohijiro Ueki, MD, PhD (director at Diabetes Research Center at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo) and his team. This study was a phase 2b randomized, double blind (a trial where neither the researchers and the participants know whether they are taking/giving placebo or the oral drugs under question), placebo-controlled targeted towards the examination of the effects of Imeglimin in Japanese adults with T2D. The trial was done on 299 participants, and participants were randomly assigned to doses of Imeglimin.
Before we go even deeper into the study, just wanted to point out that there have been alternative treatment and curative methods developed to regress T2D in sufferers. Many studies have shown that the progression/development of T2D is highly correlated with a healthy diet. In fact, we previously covered about a tech entrepreneur who sold his company for billions of dollars now tackling Diabetes with natural methods. You can read about his story here.
The results of the study
The results of the study were highly heartening, as doses of Imeglimin at all levels have resulted in a substantial reduction in HbA1c (also known as glycated hemoglobin). The conclusion from the study was that this could potentially be a well-suited management Diabetes management drug for Japanese patients.
A phase 3 trial is planned for later this year.
At CuraHOPE, we hold a skeptical view towards ingestion of medical drugs when alternative methods to fight against the disease exist. Research has shown that living healthily lowers the risk of Diabetes from developing significantly. Fighting against Diabetes is a painful journey and requires tons of willpower when trying to do it naturally, but relying on drugs in the long run almost always does more harm than good. Of course, we would not suggest reckless abandonment of your existing drug or treatment regime, we are simply highlighting the importance of knowledge to better cope with an expensive and inconvenient disease like Diabetes.