Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news

NEWS

UPDATE ON OMNIPOD

FIVE TYPES OF DIABETES

NEW T2 HBA1C GUIDELINES (US)

As the developer and manufacturer of the

Omnipod System, the team at Insulet will

be taking over all customer support and

product services from 1 July, 2018. In the

meantime, to help keep your members

updated, the company has setup a

Customer Care team. They can now be

contacted by phone on 0800-011-6132

(Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm GMT).

Until 1 July, 2018, current distribution will

remain the same and users are advised

to continue to contact their current

distributor to receive their Omnipod

System support as usual.

The Customer Care team will not

be signing up customers for products

or services until 1 July 2018. Omnipod

System users can visit the website and

register to receive email updates about

the company's plans in Europe.

An article by James Gallagher Health

and science correspondent, BBC News,

entitled, "Diabetes is actually five separate

diseases", refers to research by Lund

University Diabetes Centre in Sweden

and the Institute for Molecular Medicine

Finland, which looked at 14,775 patients

and showed that the patients could be

separated into five distinct clusters. Dr

Emily Burns from Diabetes UK says,

"Better understanding of the diseases

could help personalise treatments and

potentially reduce the risk of diabetesrelated

complications in the future."

www.bbc.co.uk/health-43246261

The American College of Physicians (ACP)

has published new guidelines regarding

bloodglucose control levels for people

with Type 2 diabetes. Reported in the

American website Medical News Today

by Ana Sandoiu in an article entitled, Type

2 diabetes: New guidelines lower blood

sugar control levels, reference was made

to some studies that seem to show that

the HbA1c test may currently be overused

in the US, and suggest that such overtesting may lead to over-treating

patients

with hypoglycemic drugs.

The ACP set out to examine

the existing guidelines from several

organizations and the evidence available

in an effort to help physicians make better,

more informed decisions about treating

people with Type 2.

The current rationale behind the

existing recommendations of a score of

6.5% is that keeping blood sugar this

low decreases the risk of microvascular

complications over time. However, the

ACP found that the evidence for such a

reduction was 'inconsistent'.

Dr Jack Ende, the president of ACP,

says: "The evidence shows that for most

people with Type 2 diabetes, achieving an

HbA1c between 7-8% will best balance

long-term benefits with harms such as

low blood sugar, medication burden, and

costs."

Additionally, the ACP recommend that

patients who are older that 80 years or

who live with chronic illnesses such as

cancer or congestive heart failure, receive

a treatment that focuses on reducing high

blood sugar-related symptoms instead

of lowering HbA1c levels. The reason for

this is that for patients in this category,

the potential side effects of hypoglycemic

drugs outweigh the advantages.

www.medicalnewstoday.com

The American Diabetes Association

argued that this advice be reconsidered.

Read more HERE.

PRE-BOLUSING

IS BACK

In a report entitled, Optimal prandial timing

of bolus insulin in diabetes management:

a review, looked at data from several

studies and concluded that taking rapidacting insulin 15-20 minutes before

a

meal provides significant improvements in

post-meal control and was recommend

by the authors to be done 'whenever

safely possible'. They also concluded that

people with diabetes who routinely bolus

pre-meal have better HbA1c values and

that post-meal bolusing (insulin 'chasers')

increase the risk of hypoglycaemia.

Advice about timing of bolus needs to be

tailored in some special circumstances

(e.g. pregnancy, emergency work,

gastroparesis).

Pre-bolusing_comeback

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