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Practical Example Treatment Diabetes Type2

Pilots and Diabetes

Like other professionals working in the personal transportation business, airline pilots with diabetes have to comply with higher and more stringent treatment quality requirements than normal diabetes patients. Because of their particularly high responsibility for passenger safety, their diabetes has to be excellently controlled, but their treatment cannot include drugs, which induce a risk for hypoglycemia during a flight with the plane.

Publication in Journal of Diabetes about a Study of the predictions of type 2 diabetes and an elevated proinsulin level

Elevated Intact Proinsulin Levels During an Oral Glucose Challenge Indicate Progressive Beta-Cell Dysfunction and May Be Predictive for Development of Type 2 Diabetes

Elevated 2-hour intact proinsulin levels during OGTT were predictive for later type 2 diabetes development. Further studies need to confirm our findings in larger populations.