A new diabetes study in the Kitchener-Waterloo area is investigating the effectiveness of a combination drug therapy of Metformin and Tradjenta (linagliptin) for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
WireService.ca Press Release – May 10, 2012 – Kitchener, Ontario: A phase IV post-marketing research study in the Kitchener-Waterloo area is investigating the effectiveness of a combination drug therapy of Metformin and Tradjenta (linagliptin) for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Metformin is often considered the first line of treatment against diabetes, and Tradjenta is a new anti-diabetic therapy that was approved by Health Canada in October of 2011.
To be considered eligible for the study, potential participants must:
Be Male or Female over 18 years of age
Be newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes within the past 12 months
Have never used any anti-diabetic medications
An estimated 1 million Canadians have diabetes and don’t know it.1*
Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which a hormone known as insulin can no longer move sugars, or glucose, from the blood into cells. As a result, cells do not receive this vital energy source and starve.
Some signs of type 2 diabetes include frequent thirst and urination; tingling or numbness in the hands and feet; unintended weight loss; and slow healing cuts or sores. Since humans are unable to sense high blood glucose levels, and signs of type 2 diabetes may take years to develop, an estimated 1 million Canadians go years without a diagnosis. Long term elevated blood glucose levels contribute to a variety of complications such as blindness, kidney disease, amputations, hardening of the blood vessels and heart disease.
Some risk factors for developing diabetes include increasing age; a family history of the disease; being overweight or obese; heart disease or high blood pressure; infrequent doctor visits; and South Asian or African ethnicity. Finding more aggressive diabetes management options is essential and would help reduce the risk of serious complications.
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1 Canadian Diabetes Association: Get Checked Now http://www.getcheckednow.ca/