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A Revolution in Diabetes Management

A Revolution in Diabetes Management

If you’re dealing with a diabetes health diagnosis, chances are you have to give yourself shots of insulin throughout the day to manage your blood sugar. Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut down the number of injections from three times a day to once a week?

Scientists in Toronto are working to make that dream a reality, and so far they’ve had very promising results. They’ve found that a revamped version of the drug Byetta (exenatide) works better at managing one's blood sugar level than daily injections. Even better, the once-a-week version did not increase one's hypoglycemia risk and showed similar body weight reductions as seen with the daily version.

Before you weep for joy, know that it will take a few years before you see this on the market. Still, there's comfort in knowing that an important change in your diabetes management is on the way.

How do you stay positive about your diabetes maintenance? [Optimistworld.com]

Posted: 9/18/08
EllenMSW

I'm concerned about who is providing information on this website. Once weekly Byetta is not a substitute for insulin - it will most likely be a medication for type 2 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes need exogenous insulin and there is NOTHING on the horizon that will replace insulin for those patients, although there may be various modes of delivery in development (i.e. inhaled - Afresa; oral - from Generex / Oramed). Is anyone monitoring the information being posted on first30days.com?

VictoriaB

I have a friend who is diabetic and exercise seems to be the one thing that brings his sugar under control. A brisk walk with the dog or some yard work is always rewarded with a low sugar number.