More advice and tips from Mr Barry Francis “the foot surgeon” about why some type 1 Diabetic patients don’t get complications as new study by scientists at the Joslin
Diabetes Center in the US has shown that patients suffering from Type I diabetes have certain unidentified factors that significantly reduce their risk of developing omplications, and may even stop them from happening. The research published in the journal Diabetes Care shows that some diabetic Type I patients could have a protective mechanism that allows them to avoid the complications generally associated with their condition such as heart conditions, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage. Some 351 patients were monitored and the studies showed that some have lived without complications from diabetes Type I for more than fifty years. It was also shown that the majority of the people studied had developed diabetes a long time before strict glycemic control was possible. Dr King, the lead researcher, commented that “if we can identify what constitutes this protective mechanism, we have the potential to induce such protections to others living with diabetes”. He went on to say “that doesn’t mean of course that glycemic control doesn’t help to control complications. It only means that in this case there is a separate protective mechanism in play that is not related to glycaemic control and that also helps to protect against diabetes related problems”.
If you require more help and advice on Diabetic complications please contact Mr Barry Francis “the foot surgeon” based at the Fyfield Clinic, Enfield and also in Harley Street, London.
Untill my next blog Barry.