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What Is Diabetes?

  • Diabetes Overview
  • Risk Factors for Diabetes
  • Taking Action Against Dia…
  • How is diabetes treated?
  • Diabetes Treatments
  • Medications for type 2 di…

Diabetes Overview

  Diabetes is a disorder that affects the way the body uses food for energy. Normally, the sugar we take in is digested and broken down to a simple sugar,

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Risk Factors for Diabetes

There are many risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Some of them come from our family history and genetics and so are with us always, but some can be turned

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Taking Action Against Diabetes

When someone has any of the risk factors for diabetes, prediabetes testing is recommended. The main tests are the fasting plasma glucose test and the oral glucose tolerance test, although

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How is diabetes treated?

The major goal in treating diabetes is to minimize any elevation of blood sugar (glucose) without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar.

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Diabetes Treatments

Diabetes is a complicated disease. It can affect many areas of your body as well as many areas of your life. Treatments for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes

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Medications for type 2 diabetes

t's important to remember that if a drug can provide more than one benefit (lower blood sugar and have a beneficial effect on cholesterol, for example), it should be preferred.

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Announcement : NIDAN a Medico Social NGO shall support the ADF for all its social activities unitedly. Gen secretary ADF and Chairman

NIDAAN


Our sister NGO

NIDAAN involved in medical and sociocultural activities in Upper Assam.

Members of ADF completed their earlier research projects and published their works in national and international journals. Celebrating world Diabetes Day every year and other health care activities in collaboration with NIDAAN.

Members of NIDAAN supported a research methodology workshop on 24th and 25th April in Dibrugarh.

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Satsang Vihar Road, Seujpur

Dibrugarh - 786001

Medications for type 2 diabetes

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WARNING: All the information below applies to patients who are not pregnant or breastfeeding. At present the only recommended way of controlling diabetes in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding is by diet, exercise and insulin therapy. You should speak with your doctor if you are taking these medications and are considering becoming pregnant or if you have become pregnant while taking these medications.

Based on what is known, medications for type 2 diabetes are designed to:
1.    increase the insulin output by the pancreas,
2.    decrease the amount of glucose released from the liver,
3.    increase the sensitivity (response) of cells to insulin,
4.    decrease the absorption of carbohydrates from the intestine, and
5.    slow emptying of the stomach to delay the presentation of carbohydrates for digestion and absorption in the small intestine.

When selecting therapy for type 2 diabetes, consideration should be given to:
1.    the magnitude of change in blood sugar control that each medication will provide;
2.    other coexisting medical conditions (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.);
3.    adverse effects of the therapy;
4.    contraindications to therapy;
5.    issues that may affect compliance (timing of medication, frequency of dosing); and
6.    cost to the patient and the healthcare system.


It's important to remember that if a drug can provide more than one benefit (lower blood sugar and have a beneficial effect on cholesterol, for example), it should be preferred. It's also important to bear in mind that the cost of drug therapy is relatively small compared to the cost of managing the long-term complications associated with poorly controlled diabetes.
Varying combinations of medications also are used to correct abnormally elevated levels of blood glucose in diabetes. As the list of medications continues to expand, treatment options for type 2 diabetes can be better tailored to meet an individuals needs. Not every patient with type 2 diabetes will benefit from every drug, and not every drug is suitable for each patient. Patients with type 2 diabetes should work closely with their physicians to achieve an approach that provides the greatest benefits while minimizing risks.
Patients with diabetes should never forget the importance of diet and exercise. The control of diabetes starts with a healthy lifestyle regardless of what medications are being used.

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