Category: Diabetes Drugs

In Future, ‘Sugar Sponges’ Could Help Control Diabetes

| June 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

Conventional diabetes treatments are a pain, involving risks of hypoglycaemia and drug side effects, and the hassle of daily insulin injections. But now, Chinese scientists have come up with a different approach – a microscopic “sugar sponge” that mops up glucose when blood sugar levels are high and releases it when they are low. Researchers […]

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Trajenta Is Often A Dangerous Drug, Despite Findings In Mice

| June 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

The headline “Diabetes drug protects against heart disease” recently caught my attention, so I read on. It appears that Trajenta was found to prevent early markers of heart disease in mice. The trouble is, this drug is already known to help cause heart problems in humans, along with other dangerous side effects. Researchers at the […]

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Metformin Could Act By Altering Gut Bacteria

| June 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

The drug metformin is the mainstay of conventional type 2 diabetes treatment and has been in clinical use for the last 60 years. Despite this, scientists still don’t have a clear understanding of how it works. But a new study shows metformin may lower blood sugar through its effects on our gut bacteria. Researchers at […]

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Invokana Doubles The Risk of Foot Amputation

| June 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Three years ago, I warned Real Diabetes Truth readers here that Invokana, a diabetes drug that had just been launched in the UK, could turn out to be the worst yet in terms of dangerous side effects. And now, my suspicions have been confirmed by EU and USA regulators, who have ordered that the drug must carry […]

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Could A Ketogenic Diet Combat Cancer?

| May 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

Naturopathic therapists have long held that sugar can feed cancer. And, as I mentioned in an earlier blog post here, recent research findings show that high blood sugar levels really do trigger a rapid growth in cancer cells. These cells can sense when blood sugar levels are high and turn on a metabolic switch, allowing them […]

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Long-Term Metformin Use Can Increases Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Risks

| April 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Metformin is the mainstay of conventional treatment for type 2 diabetes. It is generally considered to be the safest antidiabetic drug around – and because the patent on metformin for blood sugar control ran out years ago, Big Pharma is desperate to find new and lucrative uses for it. Metformin has already been suggested as […]

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Don’t Use Victoza To Prevent Diabetes

| March 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Between normal blood sugar readings and those that will get you a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, there is something of a grey area. It is called prediabetes – and, as I pointed out here, it’s one of those conditions that has primarily been invented to sell more diabetes drugs. In a new, placebo-controlled study, […]

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Sulphonylurea Drugs Could Damage Your Heart

| March 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sulphonylurea drugs, like glimepiride (Amaryl) and glibenclamide (Daonil), are given to people with type 2 diabetes, to boost insulin production. Next to metformin, they are the most commonly prescribed class of diabetes drugs, accounting for 8.5 million prescriptions in England alone last year. But sulphonylureas have a major drawback – they seriously raise the risk […]

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Diabetes and Other Drugs That Make You Fat

| March 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your doctor has probably talked to you about the importance of keeping a healthy body weight and losing excess pounds if you need to. But sometimes it isn’t that easy – you follow a healthy eating plan and get regular exercise, but still your weight doesn’t […]

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Gliptin Drugs Raise Heart Failure Risks

| November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

People with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of congestive heart failure. So it is astonishing that some diabetes drugs are still prescribed when they are known to increase heart failure risk further – in some cases by as much as 42 per cent, as I reported here. Congestive heart failure happens when the […]

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Diabetes Drug Doesn’t Improve Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

| June 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), as its name suggests, involves a build-up of fat in the liver that isn’t due to over-indulgence in alcohol. At present, conventional medicine has no drugs that can successfully treat it. But since NAFLD affects around half of people with type 2 diabetes and one in three of the general […]

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Could Anti-Diabetic Drugs Fuel The Spread Of Cancer?

| May 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing cancer, as I mentioned previously here. The risks of pancreatic, colorectal, liver, bladder, breast and endometrial cancers all go up. So it is disturbing, to say the least, that a recent study showed a class of diabetes drugs called DPP-4 inhibitors could fuel the spread of […]

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More Actos Dangers And Side Effects

| April 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I reported on a new study linking the use of diabetes drug Actos with a 63 per cent higher risk of bladder cancer. But that isn’t the only risk that goes up when you start taking this drug. You are also putting yourself in line for several other serious health […]

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Diabetes Drug Cancer Link Confirmed

| April 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

I have written before on Real Diabetes Truth about the dangers of the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone). It has been suspected for over a decade of causing bladder cancer. Now, a new study confirms those suspicions, finding Actos use linked with an overall 63 per cent increase in bladder cancer risk. The higher the dosage, […]

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