USP seeks volunteers with type 2 diabetes for new treatment
Researchers are looking for men and women between the ages of 30 and 60, who have type 2 diabetes, do not use insulin, and are metabolically uncontrolled (cholesterol and triglycerides above 200 mg / dL).
The new treatment is able to control diabetes through a custom rigid diet. According to researcher Rafael Ferraz, who coordinates the study alongside Professor Maria Cristina Foss-Freitas, the research created a food protocol capable of reducing calorie intake to a level that activates energy metabolism without causing malnutrition. treatment, the researchers had to find a mathematical formula and turn it into food, into macronutrients ideal for each patient and reverse diabetes. Preliminary data from the study showed that the method was able to control diabetes and dyslipidemia, as well as reduce pressure levels at healthy rates.
The treatment lasts for 27 days and is carried out at Hospital das Clínicas at FMRP / USP in Ribeirão . There are 33 vacancies available for volunteers. Interested parties should contact the Faculty of Medicine at
In addition, participants should submit updated glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride results to confirm if the patients meet the inclusion criteria of the research protocol. During the research, physicians performed several biochemical, clinical, and molecular tests and observed real-time improvement of the volunteers' body.
The National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) has suspended the distribution, marketing and use of lot 1614707 of the generic drug in Glimepiride 4 mg tablets, indicated for the oral treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. is produced by Cimed Indústria de Medicamentos Ltda., manufactured in December 2016 and valid until December 2018.
According to a study by Tufts scientists Medical Center in Boston, vitamin D may help prevent diabetes in people with a high chance of developing the disease. Although the control of other risk factors, such as obesity and sedentary lifestyle, is still the best way to prevent the disease, eating more vitamin D apparently also reduces the risks of the disease.