Navigation Links
Glucose Control Pays Long-Term Benefits for Diabetics
Date:5/20/2009

Analysis shows even small improvements may prevent eye, kidney and nerve damage

WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- For diabetics, the key to managing their disease is keeping their blood glucose levels at a normal, low level.

But new studies show just how important this is when it comes to avoiding the complications of the disease, which can include eye, kidney and nerve damage.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy. The studies are based on the analysis of patient records at diabetes clinics in Sweden and also include a large American study.

New statistical methods and the large amount of data made it possible to study the treatments' effectiveness over long periods of time.

"Our results show that the risk of complications 10 to 15 years after the start of treatment probably decreases significantly following even small improvements in blood glucose control," said physician Marcus Lind, who authored the thesis, recently presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. "If the treatment of all Swedish diabetes patients could be even slightly improved, we believe that tens of thousands of cases of injuries to the eyes, kidneys, heart, nerves and brain could be prevented."

The American Diabetes Association says that in order to gain tight control over your blood glucose, you must pay more attention to your diet and exercise, and you need to check your blood glucose levels more often.

While you might want to get your blood glucose in line, the real goal is to prevent complications later, but you will also see benefits right away, the association states. You will probably feel better and have more energy, and you can vary your activities more and won't be locked into having your meals at the same time each day.

Diabetic patients shouldn't try this kind of tight control on their own, however, the association suggests. A good health care team is a must. Choose a doctor who understands diabetes and who has ties with other health professionals, such as dietitians.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more about diabetes.



-- Dennis Thompson



SOURCE: University of Gothenburg, news release, May 11, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
2. Roche Announces New Co-pay Program in Pennsylvania that Makes It Easier for Patients with Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips
3. Roche Announces New Co-pay Program in Florida that Makes It Easier for Patients with Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips
4. Roche Announces New Co-Pay Program in California That Makes it Easier for Patients With Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips
5. Recent Industry Developments Reaffirm Positive Glucose Industry Outlook
6. ARKRAY USA Receives FDA Clearance on GLUCOCARD(R) 01-mini Blood Glucose Monitoring System
7. Roche Announces Significant Price Reduction of Two ACCU-CHEK(R) Glucose Monitoring Kits to Help Customers With Diabetes During These Difficult Economic Times
8. Hormone Lowers Glucose Levels in Mice
9. Research shows aerobic exercise combined with resistance training improves glucose control in diabetics
10. New Research Shows That Combining Aerobic Exercise With High-Force Eccentric Resistance Training Improves Glucose Control in Diabetes Patients
11. Low-carb diets alter glucose formation by the liver
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Glucose Control Pays Long-Term Benefits for Diabetics
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) ... found at 9618 Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location in San ... Dr. Ali Higgins, PT, will provide care from the clinic, which opened March 22, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Society (ONS) wanted to create a communications platform that positions them as the ... Elliance and ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, views ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Gastro ... their partnership to prep patients for colonoscopy at the HyGIeaCare® Center that is ... Ave., Miami, FL. , The HyGIeaCare® Prep, cleared by the U.S. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and ... a retired minister and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, ... who have blessed them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The physicians of KSF Orthopaedic ... greater Houston Area. The new location is located at 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Rd., ... Village. This newest location will provide patients living in the north Houston area (The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary   ... Medical cannabis products around the ... Inc., projects that the global medical cannabis market will reach a value ... is a major market for the new growing industry. By the end ... legally buy and sell medical cannabis. More conservative states like ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... A ReportsnReports.com report says, over the recent ... the global sales of Adcetris and Kadcyla have been witnessing rapid ... conjugates market is driven by large number of ADC drugs in ... offered by ADCs. ... Browse 3 Tables and 94 Figures, 10 Major Company Profiles, spread ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets ... Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: