Warning over young diabetics' health
Johns Hopkins Medicine Summary: People with pre-diabetes who lose roughly 10 percent of their body weight within six months of diagnosis dramatically reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next three years, according to new research.
Share: FULL STORY People with pre-diabetes who lose roughly 10 percent of their body weight within six months of diagnosis dramatically reduce their type 2 diabetes impact on life of developing type 2 diabetes over the next three years, according to results of research led by Johns Hopkins scientists. Substantial weight loss in the short term clearly should go a long way toward preventing diabetes.
Uncontrolled diabetes -- marked by excess sugar in the blood -- can lead to eye, kidney and nerve damage, as well as cardiovascular disease. The new research suggests that if people with pre-diabetes don't lose enough weight in those first months, physicians may want to consider more aggressive treatment, such as adding a medication to push blood sugar levels lower. A report on the research is published online today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Maruthur and her colleagues based their conclusions on analysis of data from the Diabetes Prevention Program DPPthe largest diabetes prevention study in the United States.
Overweight, hyperglycemic people were recruited between and and followed for an average of 3.
More than 3, participants at 27 academic medical centers were assigned at random either to receive an intense lifestyle intervention, doses of the diabetes drug metformin designed to reduce blood glucose sugar levels, or a placebo.
Maruthur and her colleagues searched the study information for links among short-term weight loss, reduction of blood glucose levels and impact on the longer-term risk of developing diabetes. Although not all people with pre-diabetes develop full-blown type 2 disease, without intervention the risk of getting it within 10 years is substantially increased and damage to health may already have begun.
The good news, Maruthur says, is that studies like hers show that the progression from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable and lifestyle changes can bring blood sugar levels back to normal. Participants in the lifestyle arm of the DPP were advised about better eating habits, directed to exercise minutes a week, and given one-on-one counseling for the first six months and group counseling thereafter.
Theses (Faculty of Medicine) - Böngészés - tárgyszó: "Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus"
Researchers found that those in the lifestyle intervention arm who lost 10 percent or more of their body weight had an 85 percent reduction in risk of developing diabetes within three years. Even more moderate weight loss showed positive effects.
Principal inclusion criteria 1. If subjects are female of childbearing potential, subjects must be negative on the urine pregnancy test and agree to abstain from coitus or use contraception during the entire study 3. Subjects who are willing and able to return for all clinic visits and to complete all study-required procedures, including SMBG measurements Prior to randomization, all subjects must: 8. Adhere to the investigational product administration requirements as evidenced by missing no more than 1 day of run-in medications. If run-in medication doses are missed for reasons that, in the judgement of the investigator, are appropriate, this requirement may be waived 1.
Those who lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight reduced their risk of developing szabványok kezelésére és diagnosztizálására diabétesz by 54 percent three years later. Those who were given metformin, a drug that prevents the liver from producing type 2 diabetes impact on life much glucose, did not lose significant amounts of weight on average.
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But those whose blood sugar levels were significantly lowered in six months of taking the medication saw their future risk of developing diabetes fall as well. The lowest risk, Maruthur says, occurred in patients who lost weight and also lowered the amount of glucose in their blood, as measured by a blood test taken after fasting. When blood tests indicate pre-diabetes, doctors like Maruthur often discuss with their patients the changes they can make to hopefully stave off type 2 diabetes.
About sharing Image source, Thinkstock A "worryingly high" number of children with type 1 diabetes have warning signs of long-term health complications, including blindness, a report says. And charities say this leaves "great concern" for their future health - some patients show early markers of eye, heart and kidney disease. Data from England and Wales suggests more than 1, new cases were recorded in people under last year. But overall blood sugar control in this group has improved, the study shows. Type 1 diabetes often appears in childhood.
The new research suggests just how valuable -- and potentially cost-effective -- such interventions could be, she says. Other Johns Hopkins researchers involved in the study include Frederick L. Brancati, M. Clark, M. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.
Journal Reference: Nisa M. Maruthur, Yong Ma, Linda M. Delahanty, Julie A. Nelson, Vanita Aroda, Neil H. White, David Marrero, Frederick L. Brancati, Jeanne M.