“The number of people with diabetes is expected to reach 41 million by 2027,” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is a growing epidemic. The American Diabetes Technology Association (ADA) released the ADA 2022 Action Agenda to boost interest in reducing the incidence and impact of diabetes, as well as improving the quality of existence for those who have the disease.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disorder when the body has trouble controlling blood sugar levels. Diabetes can be caused by a number of things, including genetics, lifestyle choices, and illness.
In recent years, there has been tremendous progress made in diabetes technology and drugs. Here are some highlights:
1. There are now many different types of diabetes medications available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks.
2. New blood sugar monitoring devices allow people with diabetes to more easily monitor their blood sugar levels and make better decisions about their treatment plan.
3. New insulin medications are available that are easier to use and require less supervision than traditional insulin injections.
4. There have been significant advances in understanding how to treat type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise – now known as “metabolic syndrome”
Types of Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease that has an impact on how the body utilizes sugar.
The lack of sufficient insulin production by the pancreas results in type 1 diabetes. Insulin must be taken daily by those with type 1 diabetes in order to maintain blood sugar control. Type 2 diabetes is more common and is caused by a variety of factors, including obesity, genetics, and diet.
There are many different types of drugs and treatments available for people with diabetes. Some of the most common drugs include insulin, oral medications, and injectables.
Overall, there is a lot of progress being made in the field of diabetes technology and drugs. New treatments are being developed all the time, and the benefits they offer are becoming more and more evident.
How is Diabetes Treated?
One of the biggest news stories in diabetes technology and drugs this year was the approval of two new diabetes drugs by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The first drug, dapagliflozin (Farxiga), was approved to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. The second drug, troglitazone (Rezulin), was approved to help people with type 2 diabetes lower their risk of heart disease.
Both drugs are very important because they can improve the quality of life for people with diabetes. They can also reduce the risk of heart disease and other complications of diabetes, such as kidney failure.
Another big news in diabetes technology this year was the development of a wearable device that can measure blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes. This device could eventually be used to help people with type 1 diabetes keep track of their blood sugar levels without having to carry a monitor around.
Overall, 2018 was a good year for diabetes technology and drugs. New drugs were approved and a wearable device was developed that could potentially improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
What are the Emerging Diabetes Technologies and Drugs?
One of the most exciting developments in diabetes technology and drug research is the increasing use of emerging diabetes technologies and drugs. These technologies are being developed in order to improve the lives of people with diabetes, and they hold great potential for curing the disease.
One of the most important emerging diabetes technologies is pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which a person has elevated levels of sugar in their blood but does not yet have full-blown diabetes. Studies have shown that Pre-diabetes can be reversed or prevented through lifestyle changes and by using certain medications.
Another emerging diabetes technology is gene therapy. Gene therapy involves using viruses to deliver genes into cells in order to change their behavior. This technology has been used to treat childhood diseases, such as blindness and cancer, and it may also be used to treat diabetes.
Drugs are also being developed to treat diabetes. Some of these drugs are currently available on the market, while others are in development. Some of the most promising drugs include metformin, a drug that is currently available in pill form, and troglitazone, a drug that is still being studied but has shown some promise in trials.
In just a few short years, diabetes technology and drug development has come a long way. Here are some of the biggest news stories from ADA 2022 to keep you updated on all things diabetes related:
-A new type of insulin that can be administered through an implantable device is being developed
-New drugs are being developed to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes
-A new method for monitoring blood sugar levels noninvasively is being tested