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Diabetes drug … a new weapon! Sunday, September 6, 2020 01:34 a.m.

Diabetes drug … a new weapon!Posted by Yassin Ahmed in Okaz on 09-06-2020


A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association yesterday confirmed that it examined the results of 7 in-depth studies supervised by the World Health Organization, and concluded that hormone therapy is able to improve the chances of death for people with Covid-19 virus.
This is strengthened by the development of cheap hormonal drugs, which doctors have resorted to, after discovering the feasibility of the drug dexamethasone in Britain in the war against Corona.
The study stated that treatment with hormones reduces the risk of death by a third during the first month after infection with the virus, for patients who face difficulty in breathing. British scientist Dr. Anthony Gordon, a lecturer at King’s College London, said that this news is promising and opens new horizons, but hormonal anti-inflammatory drugs are not a cure for Covid-19.
Based on that study, the World Health Organization issued (Wednesday) a recommendation recommending the use of hormonal anti-inflammatories to treat patients who are in critical conditions, and not to those who are not. And in Denmark, the Novo Nordic drug company announced that it is exploring whether new drugs that were specifically designed to help people with diabetes reduce their weight could also help in the war on the Covid-19 epidemic. The chief scientist of the Danish company, Mads Krugsgaard, said that the drug GLP-1, which controls the level of sugar in the blood, may be effective in helping diabetics who develop the new Corona virus. He pointed out that there is scientific evidence that the virus attacks cells charged with producing the hormone insulin.
Novo Nordic is the largest producer of diabetes drugs in the world. Experts predicted that the company’s sales of the said drug would reach more than $ 3.4 billion by the end of 2020. Studies indicate that overweight diabetics are more likely to deteriorate their health conditions if they contract the Covid-19 virus.



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