Drug Discovery and Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Modern-Integrative Medicinal Approach

Author(s): Debosree Ghosh, Pratap Parida

Journal Name: Current Drug Discovery Technologies

Volume 13 , Issue 2 , 2016

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Type 2 diabetes is a disorder of ages, which has become deadlier because of life style modification and adaptation in the modern world. Extensive sudy of the pathophysiology of diabetes has opened up various mysteries about the disease and has helped us to know and understand diabetes in a better manner. Presently, we know many minute details about the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and are thus well weaponed to fight against it. Treatment regime has been evolving daily. Besides the conventional anti-diabetic drugs, integrated medicinal approach for treating diabetes type 2 with a compact therapeutic approach consisting of various targeted treatments for individual symptoms associated with the disease are being tried currently. Diabetes associated complications like high blood pressure, hyperglycemia, microalbumuria, dyslipidemia, pro -coagulation, etc. are being targeted and dealt with individually in the integrative medicinal approach. The results are promising and thus ignite hope for a better and more successful handling of diabetes and diabetes related pathophysiological complications in near future.

Keywords: Anti-diabetic drugs, drug development, hyperglycaemia, diabetes type 2.

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Year: 2016
Published on: 13 April, 2016
Page: [60 - 67]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1570163813666160414105327
Price: $65

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