Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders due to which a person has high blood sugar, either because insulin his production is insufficient, or because the body cells do not react well to insulin, or due to both cases. Patients with high blood glucose typically experience frequent urination, become increasingly thirsty and hungry. Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels. As per reports from 2013, there are an estimated 382 million people with diabetes throughout the world. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 wherein the body does not produce insulin. The other one is Type 2 Diabetes in which the body does not produce adequate insulin for correct function. Approximately 90% of all diabetes cases are Type 2. There is one another type known as Gestational Diabetes which affects pregnant women.
Apart from the symptoms mentioned above, unusual weight loss, weight gain, fatigue, male sexual dysfunction, cuts and bruises that do not heal, numbness of hands/feet are other signs. Patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes should follow a healthy eating plan, perform regular exercise, and take insulin, to lead a normal life. Type 2 patients should eat healthily, also be physically active, and keep regular check on their blood sugar level. Oral medication, and/or insulin also help in controlling the sugar levels. Diabetes also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and thus it is crucial to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol levels regularly. Low blood sugar also has adverse effect on the patient.
A recent breakthrough in the cure has been unveiled. Experts say that a drug Canagliflozin, which is administered once a day, is a vital weapon to fight against Type 2 diabetes and its complications. The drug reduces blood glucose levels in patients for whom diet, lifestyle or blood sugar-lowering medicines do not work well. The drug blocks the re-absorption of glucose in the kidneys, which is instead passed out through the urine. A large number of Type 2 diabetes patients suffer from the extremely serious consequences of stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, blindness, and amputations. The new drug can offer patients significant reductions in blood sugar levels not increasing risks of low blood sugars.
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Forerunners Healthcare Consultants is a medical tourism company in India helping international patients access excellent medical facilities at extremely affordable rates. The team has ties with renowned diabetes experts who provide flawless treatment to eliminate or alleviate the development and growth of diabetes.
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