For patients fighting against Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), they are usually unable to produce insulin as pancreatic cells will be destroyed by the immune system. Now, some scientists in California are thinking of coming up with a medical device to help automate the process of patients with T1D checking their blood sugar levels and injection of insulin to manage the condition. They hope to achieve that by transplanting insulin-producing cells into diabetic patients who lack those cells.
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a chronic condition that accounts for close to 90% of all Diabetes cases and arises when the body is unable to make use of or make sufficient insulin to moderate the blood sugar level in the body. It is believed that T2D usually negatively restricts blood circulation to the body, which could influence our decision-making process and cognitive ability. Diabetes is a global problem, and close to half a billion people suffer from the condition.
Diabetes has been a growing concern and health problem in recent years. More young adults are facing Type 2 Diabetes relative to the past. The condition is so destructive that we have labeled it as one of the top 5 incurable diseases and chronic condition. It seems that attention on the condition is now building up, with many experts and stakeholders from companies such as Sanofi congregating in Lagos for a Diabetes summit.
One third of the population in the US is categorized as “obese”, and obesity is a condition which is often linked with many other chronic illnesses, such as Diabetes, Cancer and heart diseases. In a new study, researchers have found that liraglutide, sold as both Victoza and Saxenda assist in combating against type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and stimulate weight loss.
There is a deep medical crisis right now happening in Venezuela. There is an approximate 90% shortage in medicinal drugs being distributed to patients, rundown hospital infrastructure and a shortage of skilled doctors due to a vicious recession. Fed up with the state of the healthcare system, doctors in Venezuela have banded together and protested at WHO’s Caracas office this week to call for additional help and pressure the government. We first saw this news on Reuters.