Combination therapy is a new way to control Diabetes in children
Scientists at University of Colorado have found out that a combination of 2 drugs instead of just 1 could be a more effective way to keep the blood sugar levels within normal range in children.
The scientists stated that combination of metformin with Avandia, or rosiglitazone, could be more effective in reducing blood sugar levels in comparison with using metformin alone. It is very important to note that they do not recommend using Avandia, because it has been associated with increased risk of heart attacks.
They studied about 700 obese children aged between 10 and 17 years who have type 2 diabetes. All children were divided into 3 groups, with each group receiving either metformin alone, metformin plus Avandia or metformin along with intensive lifestyle changes.
The scientists found that just 38.6% of those who had taken both metformin and Avandia struggled to keep their blood sugar levels under control compared to 51.7% of those who had taken just metformin and 46.6% of those who had made lifestyle changes along with taking metformin.