UB diabetes expert’s research shows testosterone therapy can lead to remission in men with Type 2 diabetes

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The findings from a recent study by a University at Buffalo researcher and others could prove to be a game-changer for men with Type 2 diabetes.

The single-site study, conducted over 11 years in Bremerhaven, Germany, found that testosterone therapy reversed Type 2 diabetes in a one-third of the study participants.

“The occurrence of this syndrome is common and with appropriate testosterone replacement, obesity insulin resistance and diabetes may be reversible,” said Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB. He co-authored the study, titled “Remission of type 2 diabetes following long-term treatment with injectable testosterone undecanoate in patients with hypogonadism and type 2 diabetes: 11-year data from a real-world registry study.”

The prospective, registry-based study was published in the online journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism in June. Dandona also presented the data to the Annual Mohan Diabetes Foundation Symposium in Chennai, India, on July 25, where he was given the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Type 2 diabetes, also known as Type 2 diabetes mellitus, results from a combination of insulin resistance and insufficient production of insulin, causing high blood sugar. The condition is common, with more than 3 million new cases per year in the United States. Reduced testosterone concentrations are found in 33% of men with Type 2 diabetes.”

View the whole story here: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2020/07/018.html

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