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Invokana: A diabetes drug that could slow down kidney problems- study

Invokana, is a drug that help control sugar in the blood for people with diabetes. A study has showed that it may help, prevent or control diabetes.

Diabetes then , is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat.

Therefore Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body does not make enough or any insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.

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Those on the drug had a 30 percent lower risk of one of these problems – kidney failure, need for dialysis, need for a kidney transplant, death from kidney- or heart-related causes, or other signs that kidneys were failing.

Symptoms of diabetes may include  sores that do not heal, weight-loss, increased hunger, fatigue and also numbness

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A study showed that more than 420 million people in the world have diabetes , thus for every 1,000 people taking the drug for 2.5 years, there would be 47 fewer cases of one people undergoing dialysis or people who have diabetes.

In recent years, several studies have found that Invokana and some similar drugs can lower heart risks. The new results, showing that Invokana also may stall or prevent kidney failure, expand the potential benefits of the drug.

 

 

Source:Daily Mail

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