Testosterone May Improve Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms.

The UK’s Daily Mail (4/6, Burne) reports that “new research shows that giving testosterone can improve some of the symptoms of diabetes.” According to a 2009 study, “around 40 percent of men with type 2 diabetes had low testosterone levels.” The “study of 48 men with diabetes and low testosterone found that 80 percent of those getting hormone treatment as well as the usual diabetes drugs managed to get their blood sugar levels, their body’s resistance to insulin, and weight down to healthy levels.” Low testosterone levels may increase visceral fat, researchers theorized.
Experts Recommend More Research To Individualize Therapy For Type 2 Diabetes. MedPage Today (4/5, Bankhead) reported that, according to a consensus statement published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, “advances in the genetics of type 2 diabetes have provided a foundation for individual treatment strategies, which should be a continuing goal of research.” And, “by building on existing knowledge, research initiatives can progress toward therapy tailored to the patient, the panel concluded.” MedPage Today noted that “the consensus conference was endorsed by the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association.”

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3 Responses

  1. Obesity remains one of the primary risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Vision Care

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  3. The researchers found that 17% of these men had low testosterone levels, and an additional 25% had borderline low levels of the male sex hormone. Obesity, as measured by body-mass index and waist circumference, was strongly associated with low testosterone levels in men. http://www.medicine2life.com

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