Late and Amended Abstracts
The prevention of vascular complications in diabetes mellitus patients is important. It is known that glycemia NIDDM compensation does not prevent their development. One of the causes of the diabetic vascular complications and neuropathy progress is circular and tissue hypoxia. The IHT was used to manage NIDDM patients with vascular lesions and moderate to severe neuropathy (1st group). The similar NIDDM patients received “placebo” course (2nd group of breathing in ambient air in the same regimen). All the DM patients were glycemia compensated (Hb A1C=7.29±0.21%) with sugar controlling drugs perorally (sulfonylurea group drugs). A hypoxic gas mixture (HGM) produced by the “Hypoxicator” apparatus was used containing 11.5% O2 for breathing through a mask with ambient air intervals. One session lasted for 30 minutes of HGM breathing, one course consisted of 20 sessions, one session a day. The IHT was well tolerated and no side effects were observed compared with placebo. The results are presented in the table.