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Dr. S.K. Wangnoo
Sr. Consultant, Dept. ofEndocrinology,
Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
I have been prescribing rosiglitazone to ...
I have been prescribing rosiglitazone to a select group of patient in my clinical practice and have been following them regularly, and they are doing well and are yet to report any untoward cardiovascular effects,? said Dr. S. K. Wangnoo, Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
Preventive measures can help diabetics avoid brain stroke, heart attacks
"In India, five to 10 percent of the patients of diabetes suffer from brain stroke after the age of 60 years," said S.K. Wangnoo, senior consultant endocrinologist at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.
"Diabetes patients are having accelerated atherosclerosis (more cholesterol depositions in blood vessels) due to which patients are prone to develop brain stroke or heart attack two to four times more than non-diabetic patients," he
"Indians have the so-called 'thrifty ...
"Indians have the so-called 'thrifty genotype'-our genes are tuned so as to take care of metabolic requirements in periods of limited food intake," says Dr S.K. Wangnoo, senior consultant at Apollo Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology in Delhi.
"An injectable molecule of the GLP-1 class, bydureon, is approved in Europe and awaiting approval in India," says Wangnoo
"Three gliptins," says Wangnoo
, "are approved for usage in India: sitagliptin, saxagliptin and vildagliptin.
The newest gliptin, linagliptin, is awaiting approval in India.
Saxaglyptin has proved effective in the treatment of type 2 diabetics with kidney problems (not end-stage renal disease).
This molecule is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb
Studies presented at the EASD
indicate that long-term treatment of type 2 diabetes with gliptins for two years appeared to maintain improvement in HbA1C levels, adds Wangnoo
"These are relatively safe, with low potential for hypoglycaemia," he
"The EndoBarrier is a liner that fits inside a section of the intestine," says Wangnoo
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16 S.K. Wangnoo, senior consultant endocrinologist at Delhi's Indaprastha Apollo Hospital