Welcome, attendees, participants, and organizing committee
We are gathered to discuss Diabetes: its causes, implications, and treatments at the "2nd Annual International Diabetes 2023" meeting. My interest is in Type II Diabetes.There appears to be 3 primary ways we can influence blood glucose concentrations. They are decreased absorption of carbohydrate in the small intestine, decreased hepatic glucose output, and increased tissue glucose uptake; 80 percent of tissue uptake in presence of insulin is in skeletal muscle. Each of these or a combination will lower the blood glucose concentration and the complications that arise from chronically elevated blood glucose concentrations.This then, should be the focus of interventions to treat high blood glucose ie. Type II Diabetes. Decreasing the rate of appearenbce in the blood sometimes called glucose Ra and increasing glucose disappearance from the blood sometimes called glucose Rd will lower the concentration of glucose in the blood. Decreased absorption of glucose and other carbohydrates in the small intestine will increase the passing of glucose and other carbohydrates in the feces and therefore lower blood glucose rate of appearance in the circulating blood. Reduced hepatic glucose output will also reduce the glucose Ra in blood. Increasing tissue uptake of glucose or glucose Rd will also lower the concentration of glucose in the blood.Therefore since these appear to be the 3 avenues to lower blood glucose. Interventions such as medicines, exercise, and weight loss, and their combination, should target these physiological processes. With this said, I cordially invite you to participate in the 2nd annual International Diabetes 2023 Conference by way of presentation and question and answers. As they say in Indianapolis: ”ladies and gentlemen start your engines”.