There is no cure or any specific treatment for diabetes. The best thing that you can do is to control it. Complications and severe attacks caused by the disease can be prevented with proper management of medications and diet programs. Before talking about glucose treatment and what its benefits are, it is best to know all the other treatments available for the treatment of diabetics.
Many studies and research have been done to study the effects of the disease in an attempt to totally eradicate it. The closest one can get to being free from this illness is to undergo a pancreatic transplant but this is a last resort measure as diabetes can be controlled effectively.
There is a vast range of diabetes pills on the market today. Examples are: Sulfonylureas (which helps in stimulating your pancreas to create insulin); Biguanides (which decreases the glucose that is produced by your liver); Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (these slow down starch absorption); Thiazolidinediones (this medicine helps you become more receptive to insulin); Meglitinides (much like the Sulfonylureas, they can stimulate the creation of insulin by your pancreas); D-phenylalanine derivatives (these do not only stimulate but hasten the creation of insulin by the pancreas); Combination Oral Medicines (this simply means you put together varying types of pills for better results).
Now there's glucose treatment. Glucose, to begin with, is a monosaccharide that can also be used to control blood sugar levels. This is an over-the-counter product that can be used by anyone, even pregnant or lactating women. This can be bought in gel or chewable tablet form. Oral glucose treatment has short-term effects. Upon an attack, it can help in stabilizing the patient. However, there is a form of glucose treatment that can produce long-term effects.
The latest study for the treatment of diabetes is the so-called glucose treatment, sometimes called glucose therapy. The goal of this study is to know whether neonatal infusion of glucose would have a positive influence on patients. Glucose treatment was primarily tested among lab rats to see if it could help alleviate the effects of diabetes.
The initial tests done with the lab rats showed promising results. First, there were thirty-nine rats that had to undergo this experiment. Nineteen of these rats were male and the rest (20) were all females. This group served as the experimental group. The objective was, for the rats’ first six days of life, they would be injected twice in a day with 8 grams of glucose/kilogram BW/day. There was also a second group of rats that served as the control group (20 male rats and 16 female rats). They, unlike the first group, remained untreated.
The result? After the 6 experimental days, 16% of the treated males became diabetics as compared to the staggering 50% among the ones who were not infused with glucose. As with the females, 50% of the treated females acquired diabetes as compared to the 69% of the untreated batch. With this data, it was concluded that glucose treatment could be very valuable and could help reduce diabetes in humans. And, of course, humans were next to be tested. The scientists wanted to conclude that glucose treatment could also be beneficial to humans.
With the human study, glucose infusion was done, not with injections, but through IV's. One woman was reported to have stated that before the glucose treatments, she spent countless days and months in the hospital. She said that she never had a social life because her disease prevented her from living a normal life.
With this same subject, she reported that there was even a time when she was hospitalized for a total of 30 times within just 3 months! This would definitely drive anyone to try all the types of available treatments there is.
This patient's treatment included having home infusions but she did not mind. When she stuck with her regular glucose treatment, improvement soon became evident. She had an improved disposition and had no more acute attacks. To add to that, she has not been hospitalized since she underwent the glucose treatment! It was, for her, a chance for a new life.
Diabetes and glucose treatment is nothing but good news to all diabetics. Maybe this is the beginning of an era where diabetes is no longer untreatable.
Dr Nathalie Fiset is a family doctor and a certified hypnotherapist. For more information go to: http://www.livinghealthywithdiabetes.com/Diabetes-Glucose-Treatment.html http://www.aperfectharmony.com or http://www.a-1hypnosis.com