A five year long research on insulin glargine and NPH treatment has been conducted in Sanofi-aventis, to observe the effectivity of these treatments in retinopathy which has been the major cause of blindness in diabetics. The study revealed glargine to be more effective than NPH.
Diabetes, characterized by abnormal blood glucose levels, is a chronic disorder leading to several complications like cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney disease, amputations etc. People with diabetes die at rates two to four times higher than those who do not have it.
Diabetes is the growing disease world over especially among the children. Another related symptom is called pre-diabetes. This disease is growing world wide. One such states is the UAE. The condition is characterised by above-average blood sugar levels that usually precede diabetes.