Humans are constantly in search for ways to make life better; our thirst for knowledge to prolong life and find ways to cure and treat the different illnesses that plague mankind.
Among the most prevalent illnesses known to man in the 20th century is Diabetes Mellitus or simply diabetes. Over the years, it has claimed a lot of lives due to wrong information and lack of care. Recent advances in diabetes care have been found by leading researchers around the world.
What Is Diabetes Mellitus?
Diabetes is considered a lifelong disease that involves the human body’s ability to use the energy present in the food you eat. It is a condition where the body is either not able to produce enough insulin or it cannot use the insulin that it produces. There are three types of diabetes—type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus In The Past
In the past, diabetes was considered so complex that no treatments were found that would prevent the disease or limit its complications. The discovery of insulin in the 1920’s spread across the globe and became the basic treatment of diabetes. Since insulin’s discovery, medical research has provided better treatments for the disease year after year.
Today’s Advances In Diabetes Care
- Since insulin production has been found to be the most important factor in treating diabetes, medical scientists and experts have developed a new medication which is said to lower blood sugar as it stimulates the secretion of insulin and keeps food in the stomach longer.
- Insulin is administered into the body with a syringe. Injecting it up to several times a week is needed depending on the severity of the disease. Scientists today are developing a way that may reduce the number of times that insulin injection is needed.
- With weight loss being one of the natural ways of combating diabetes, more exercise programs that are targeted for diabetics are being developed.
The American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions from June 13-17, 2014, in San Francisco offers breaking news and interviews. Follow this link to videos and learn the latest updates from the world’s leading research and clinical practice event.
American Diabetes Youtube channel
For the latest stories visit the online magazine Diabetes Forecast by the American Diabetes Association. – DiabetesForecast.org
The American Diabetes Association is a network of more than one million volunteers with a membership of more than 441,000 people with diabetes, their families and caregivers, a professional society of nearly 16,500 health care professionals, as well as more than 800 staff members.
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