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Victoza Tested To Combat Dka For People With Type 1

Researchers look to see if GLP-1 drugs could be an add-on therapy. In recent years, we have seen increasing overlap between drugs used to treat Type 1 diabetes and those used to treat Type 2 diabetes. More people with Type 2 diabetes are going on insulin therapy than in previous years, while drugs like metformin and Invokana are being prescribed off-label for people with Type 1 diabetes. Researchers are exploring whether a class of drugs called GLP-1 agonists can be used to help people with Type 1 combat high blood glucose levels and lower their risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. GLP-1 drugs work by slowing the body’s glucagon production, increasing insulin production (when possible), and slowing the rate by which food leaves the stomach. sponsor A recent study conducted at the Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Western New York examined whether the GLP-1 drug Victoza could curb the production of ketones that could lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). In the study, 26 participants with Type 1 diabetes who were overweight or obese were instructed to fast overnight while continuing regular basal insulin injections. They were then given either an injection of Victoza or an injection o Continue reading >>

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  1. birdshaw

    DKA for weight loss?

    ok, here's my confession. i have gained about 20lbs in the last 8 years and it's all FAT. i hate it and i'm obsessed with getting rid of it. my doc said the better controlled i am, the more weight i'll gain. also, there's the lovely fact that insulin makes fat! i'm exercising, just can't do enough to agressively attack the problem (two young kids must come first). here's my temptation: just a few days, maybe a week of "managed" DKA to burn the fat. any thoughts? has anyone tried this? any lessons to share? am i the only person to think of this?? i'm too embarassed to ask my doc about it. i KNOW what the skinny non-diabetic would say.

  2. soso

    uhhh... ypu DO have 2 kids that come first, right?
    DKA=bad, danger possibly orphaned kids..... don't play with the bull, you will get it's horns up your arse....
    Or are you alking about a mild state of ketosis brought about by very low carbs for a while?
    check out Dr Richard Bernstein and please...don't play silly buggers with your own and your families lives......
    btw
    welcome to DD!
    support can help a lot with these battles

  3. birdshaw

    Dr Richard Bernstein ?? who is this and where can i find him?

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