Experimental drugs bring hope to diabetics

The rate of diabetics has been increasing substantially in America over the past decade. 28 million Americans are said to be diabetic while 7 million of them are yet undiagnosed. 57 million people of the country are pre-diabetic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has gone ahead and called the change an epidemic. Another fact to be concerned is that, The American Diabetes Association said that one in every three Americans born after the year 2000 will develop diabetes sometime in their life.

Diabetes is primarily a metabolic disorder. A person with this disorder will have high blood sugar either because his/her body does not produce enough insulin or if the produced insulin is not used efficiently by the body.

But there may yet be hope for the people. New experimental treatments that are in late testing have given hope to people around the world.  At the American Diabetes Association conference that was held in Philadelphia, diabetes specialists have been presenting data that brings optimistic news to diabetics and the drug makers.

 

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