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New diabetic drug causes weight gain in patients.

Abu Dhabi: Three patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type two have been reported to have gained 30kg in less than a year due to modern anti-diabetic treatments, Gulf News learnt.

During the fourth International Conference of Al Noor Hospital held in collaboration with Mayo Clinic-USA (ICAN), a discussion took place on the first day regarding newly released diabetes mellitus type two tablets and insulin that have been observed to result in weight-gain among diabetic patients.

Diabetes mellitus type two or type two diabetes (formerly called adult-onset diabetes) is a metabolic disorder characterised by high blood glucose, most common among people over 45.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Mar 19, 2009
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