Category: Diabetes Drugs

Drug Treatment Can Worsen Rare Form Of Diabetes

| April 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

We tend to think about diabetes as either type 1 – an autoimmune disease that requires insulin injections – or type 2, when the body cells don’t react to insulin or the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. But it isn’t quite that simple, and when doctors don’t recognise what they are dealing with, well-meant drug […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Drug Just Makes Matters Worse

| March 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

A group of drugs called incretin mimetics (also known as GLP-1 agonists), which are given by injection, are commonly prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. They stimulate the glucose response of the pancreatic beta-cells to make them secrete more insulin. But, as I explain here, here and here, they may also increase the […]

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Watch Out For These Diabetes Drug Interactions

| February 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about a new study that showed how serious hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) requiring a hospital visit could result from taking the blood-thinner warfarin along with diabetes drugs. Sadly, that scenario is not the only example of dangerous or unpleasant reactions between diabetes drugs and other medications that […]

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Diabetes Drugs Interact With Warfarin

| February 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

A hypoglycaemic episode, when your blood sugar crashes, leaving you feeling light-headed, shaky and confused, is most likely to be caused by missing a meal, taking too much insulin or antidiabetic drugs, or drinking too much alcohol. But even if you are careful to avoid these risk factors, you could still experience a ‘hypo’ from […]

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Big Pharma’s Marketing Machine

| January 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

In a recent television documentary, aired on NBC in the US and entitled “Your Money or Your Life”, a pharmaceutical company CEO was asked why drugs come with such high price tags, especially in America. His answer was that it was all down to research and development costs. “Do we want cheap drugs now, and […]

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Tresiba: Another “New” Diabetes Drug – But Still No New Benefits

| December 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Why does Big Pharma keep churning out new diabetes drugs, even when they are no better than the old ones and are often more dangerous? I told you in an earlier post here about Tresiba, an insulin analogue drug that the German Health Care Institute (IQWiG) found had “no hint of added benefit”. US regulators […]

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Metformin Now Punted As An Anti-Ageing ‘Miracle’

| December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Metformin — one of the most widely prescribed diabetes drugs — has recently been hailed as ‘the world’s first anti-ageing drug’. Any diabetic who is taking metformin, will most likely shudder at the thought of this drug being handed out to millions of people who wants to beat the ageing process. Recently, the media went […]

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Diabetes: When Less Medication Means Better Health

| November 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Anyone taking medication to get their blood sugar or blood pressure down, or to control their cholesterol levels, has probably been told that they will need to stay on it indefinitely. Of course, as we have said many times on The Real Diabetes Truth, there are many natural ways of treating these conditions and reducing […]

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GLP-1 Agonists Could Raise Blood Sugar Levels

| November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

In April this year, I wrote here how diabetes drugs called GLP-1 agonists could increase the risk of colon cancer, adding to earlier evidence linking them with acute pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid tumours. Despite these obvious dangers, your doctor might still be convinced that the benefits to be gained from these drugs outweighs their […]

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Trulicity: A Drug All Diabetics Should Dread

| October 24, 2015 | Comments (2)

Let’s face it, with the rise of the diabetes epidemic Big Pharma is turning out new diabetes drugs like there is no tomorrow. One of these new drugs is Trulicity — a once-a-week injection — that has been fast-tracked onto both the American and European markets, despite serious concerns over its safety. Spot the black […]

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Diabetes Drugs That Weaken Your Bones

| October 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

I have written several times on The Real Diabetes Truth about the dangers associated with a group of diabetes drugs called thiazolidinediones, or glitazones, which make type 2 diabetes patients more sensitive to insulin, so helping them control their blood sugar levels. But if you take these medications, it is likely that other aspects of […]

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Prostate Drugs Can Cause Diabetes and Depression

| September 17, 2015 | Comments (2)

By the time they reach 50, half the men in the UK have male pattern baldness, the characteristic receding hairline that ends up with a fringe of hair around the back and sides of the head. And one in three men over 50 suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous enlargement of their prostate […]

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Dodgy Data On Diabetes Drugs

| July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you ever think about the development of diabetes drugs and diabetes research, you may have a vision of many hundreds or even thousands of dedicated, white-coated individuals all over the world, working selflessly with the same aim in mind – to end the dreadful health burden of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and […]

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Actos — Side Effect-Ridden Diabetes Drug Touted As Alzheimer’s ‘Cure’

| June 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co has raked in billions of pounds with their diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone). As always, for these pharmaceutical giants their drugs have got very little to do with improving the health of patients. In fact, Takeda has previously been accused of withholding safety data about Actos in order to make it appear safer […]

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