Showing posts from October, 2020

New Medication in Diabetes Treatment (S1/#2)

  People living with diabetes, in particular people with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), there are still Glycaemia unmet needs: insufficient glycaemic control; risk of severe hypoglycaemia; weight gain; glucose variability. The impact of all of these on the quality of life and the chronic complications of diabetes luring around the corner, thus putting the burden of the day to day glycaemia management on the individual. Solutions that may help to deal better with the aforementioned needs: Going back to the definitions of Hypoglycaemia of the International Society for Pediatric & Adolescents Diabetes (ISPAD), there are three layers of hypoglycaemia:   Clinical Hypoglycaemia alert: ≤70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L)  Requires attention to prevent hypoglycaemia   Clinically important or serious hypoglycaemia: <54 mg/dL (3.0 mmol/L)  Neurogenic symptoms & cognitive dysfunction occurs below this level with subsequent increased risk of severe hypoglycaemia.   Severe Hypoglycaemia: no glucose thresh

Towards New Standards In Type 1 Diabetes Management (S1/#1)

Insulin remains a cornerstone for diabetes management around the world. A century of years ago, diagnosis with type 1 diabetes would mean a death sentence to the one afflicted & woeful to the family at large. The unique challenges of T1D in children & Adolescents, for both individuals & their caregivers, and clinicians: HbA1c (a haemoglobin to which glucose is bound) and rate of hypoglycemia is declining with modern therapy but remains above the target in all age, despite the increased use of insulin pumps and CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitoring). Moreover, on the subject of (DKA) Diabetic Ketoacidosis – (a complex metabolic disorder that occurs when the liver starts breaking down fat at an excessive rate producing ketones, which can cause the blood to become dangerously acidic), a therapy to suppress the condition was introduced such as: Blood ketone monitoring & education programs but still DKA remains a challenge on a worldwide scale. The issues leading to DKA are ac

Diabetes & Pregnancy

Image One of my best articles and i am humbled by the amazing support i got from women who've experienced the worst during the course pregnancy upto birth. Read and share your experiences, as we continue to raise Awareness and at the end of the day Raise our voices. #ActOnNCDs Follow the link above for the article Thank you for the read👏🏼 Unite for Diabetes👌🏼