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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa

Diabetes Drug Dangers

April 19th, 2009 · 8 Comments

A single research report that found risks in one of the medications that we take to control our diabetes would warrant our attention. But when three separate studies find serious side effects from all our major drugs, the time is right for us to reconsider how we control our blood glucose levels.

Most of us think of our diabetes drugs, diet, and exercise as the three basic ways we do that. But drugs come first. Maybe they should come last, at least for all of us with type 2 diabetes, who unlike type 1s have a choice.

Since March 10, studies have called into question the side effects of metformin, the glitazones, insulin, and the sulfonylureas.
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Avandia and Actos Both Get Black Box Warnings

June 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration yesterday informed a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that it told drug companies to put the toughest warning label on Avandia and Actos. [Read more →]


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