Therapeutic Nutrition and Diabetes Management Tips from Dr. Medhat Al-Arabi, Professor and Endocrinologist

2023-11-23 15:54:00

Amal Allam wrote Thursday, November 23, 2023 05:54 PM

Dr. Medhat Al-Arabi, Professor, said Therapeutic nutrition An endocrinologist and diabetes specialist at Assiut University and Vice President of Upper Egypt University for therapeutic nutrition, it is important to link diabetes Of the second type and Obesity.

He explained that 90% of… Diabetes They are type 2 diabetics.

He added during the conference of the Egyptian Society for Health and Therapeutic Nutrition, currently held in Cairo, headed by Dr. Safaa Tawfik, a clinical nutrition consultant at the National Institute of Nutrition, that type 2 diabetes is caused by excess weight, and 85% of patients with type 2 diabetes suffer from it. If I can reduce the weight in patients with type 2 diabetes, this means that I have treated Diabetes.

He explained that there is what is called a temporary cure for diabetes, and if patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their weight by 15%, the disease will be controlled, and they may not need to take treatment.

He pointed out that there is Insulin A new basal will be launched soon. It is taken weekly instead of daily, which is usually taken at night. It is an injection taken daily and the patient is exposed to constant complaining. The new insulin, which is taken once a week, will be launched in the middle of next year, and instead of the patient taking Basal insulin Daily and exposed to shock 7 times a week, basal insulin is taken once a week.

He added that there is another type of insulin that the patient can take directly before eating because it is fast-acting and does not cause a drop in blood sugar. He explained that regular insulin is the insulin that is taken half an hour before eating, while the new insulin is taken directly before eating because it is fast-acting. It does not cause a drop in blood sugar levels.

He added, “What’s new in… Obesity treatmentA new drug will be launched that can cancel gastric sleeve operations, because it is a very powerful drug that achieves great results in reducing weight and treating obesity, and its side effects are few, and sugar can be controlled. It is expected to be launched in the first quarter of next year in Egypt.

He stressed that obesity is the gateway through which all diseases enter, such as: Heart disease And blood vessels, pressure, sleep, joints, even fertility and childbirth. Obesity is linked to lifestyle changes such as exercising and eating healthy.

He explained that the new medications that will be launched soon to treat obesity do not cause other complications caused by old medications, as they do not cause rapid heartbeats or high blood pressure.

Dr. Medhat El Araby

During the nutrition conference

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