Comparison of Insulin, Metformin, and Diet Effect on Gestational Diabetes

1498 Words Jan 23rd, 2011 6 Pages
Bhavin Patel
October 16th, 2009
Bios 107
Comparison of Insulin, Metformin, and Diet Effect on Gestational Diabetes

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Rowan J., Gao W., Battin M., & Moore M. (2008). Metformin Vs. Insulin for the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes. The New England Journal of Medicine. 358(19):2003-2015.
GENERAL ARTICLE: Abedin S. (2009). Study: Diet Can Help Avoid Diabetes Drugs. Time magazine.

Comparison of Insulin, Metformin, and Diet Effect on Gestational Diabetes
Introduction
Diabetes is an epidemic disorder. Number of diabetes patients has increased very rapidly. Personally, I chose this topic because my major is Pharmacy. The other reason behind the selection of this topic is that there are millions of people in the world
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Hundred and ninety seven, 59% of 363, women believed that it was easier to take metformin rather than insulin, and 117, 35% of 370 women believed that it was easier to take insulin. At the end, researchers came to the conclusion that metformin is safer than insulin for mother and infants. So, their result supports their hypothesis. Insulin taking procedure is a little bit harder than metformin. Insulin causes more hypoglycemia in newly born babies than metformin. More women would like to take metformin because of its easy ingestion and less prenatal complications. Researchers chose the women from different regions of countries and of different nationalities, as well. Even the duration of the treatment was long enough to elicit the drugs’ effects. Researchers could use more than two drugs, like sulfonylurea and glipizide. Researchers did a very deep research, but they did not observe the effects of these drugs on kidneys. Diabetic patients are very prone to the kidney failure. So, I think that researchers should observe drugs’ effects on this organ.
General Article Researchers claim that the blood glucose level can be lowered and maintained by a perfect diet. They did one experiment in which 215 adults were divided into two groups. One group was assigned to take a Mediterranean diet which contains fruits, vegetables,

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