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Are there any new treatments or technologies for Type 2 Diabetes?

There have been several recent advancements in treatments and technologies for Type 2 Diabetes.

Are there any new treatments or technologies for Type 2 Diabetes?

Some of the notable developments include:

  1. New Medications:

  • GLP-1 Agonist (Wegovy): Wegovy, containing the active ingredient semaglutide, is a new addition to the GLP-1 medication family. It targets areas of the brain involved in regulating appetite and food intake, which can help lower blood glucose levels and lead to weight loss.

  • GIP/GLP-1 Agonist (Mounjaro): Mounjaro (Tirzepatide) is a novel weekly injection that mimics the actions of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucose-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), hormones released by gut cells during eating, stimulating insulin release from the pancreas. Mounjaro not only lowers blood glucose levels but also assists in weight loss and reduces fat build-up in the liver.

  • PATAS: An innovative medication currently in development, PATAS aims to 'reboot' how fat cells use insulin, potentially revolutionizing the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. It may be delivered via injection or a patch and could prevent the disease and reduce the risk of serious complications.

  1. New Technology and Apps:

  • BAQSIMI: This is a nasal spray glucagon for treating severe hypoglycemia. Unlike traditional glucagon injections, BAQSIMI is administered as a nasal spray, making it easier to use in emergency situations.

  • Diabetes Management Apps: Various apps are being developed to assist in diabetes management. For example, OMNIA, an artificial pancreas system app, helps maintain a safe glucose range using a neural network-powered algorithm. MySugr is another app offering glucose tracking, carbohydrate counting, and a bolus dose calculator.

These advancements represent significant steps forward in diabetes care, offering more options for treatment and management. However, it is crucial to consult healthcare professionals before starting any new treatment or technology for diabetes management​​​​.

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