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Hypoglycemia as a Function of HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM): Insulin Glargine 300 U/mL

Individuals living with diabetes who use insulin injections or take certain oral antidiabetic drugs know that they must watch out for hypoglycemia. The authors of the study found that symptomatic hypoglycemia in T2DM patients is associated with an increased risk of CVE and lower life expectancy. The findings in these patients were compared to normal control subjects and to weight- and disease-matched patient controls. Insulin is the chemical that causes cells to absorb glucose from the blood and hence regulate the blood glucose level. The mechanisms implicated in selective damage are not completely understood but many factors have been identified including excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, zinc release, PARP-1 activation and mitochondrial dysfunction. Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by a glucose (blood sugar) level that is too low to effectively fuel the body’s blood cells. Over time, high blood glucose levels may damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.


Diabetic Retinopathy – Contact Lens Associates

The advent of smart contact lenses—contact lenses outfitted to measure glucose levels in tears—may possibly make finger pricking obsolete. According to the original blog post the idea is to measure glucose levels in tears using miniaturized sensors and transmitting the data through an antenna no thicker than a human hair. As with many other countries, diabetes statistics in Australia make for depressing reading. But it makes you wonder if this is the very peak of wearable technology. If your glucose level drops or spikes, it will transmit a warning to a nearby device. Diabetes has been described as one of the fastest growing diseases in the planet. When asked if the patent is indeed for the smart contact lens for diabetes patients, Google told TIME the company does not comment on patent filings.

Google says it is looking at a way to alert the wearer that a level is abnormally low or high, possibly using tiny LED lights. For those who wear a two week or a monthly disposable