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New Diabetes Drug “Comes At A Price”…

A recent study published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine indicates the new Avandia diabetes drug by GlaxoSmithKline’ delays the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients. But guess what folks? As usual, the side effects aren’t far behind. With this particular drug, heart problems, bone fractures and weight gain are some of the side effects that can plague you after ingesting this garbage.
 
Dr. Steven Kahn of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System led the study which was funded by Glaxo and recruited 4,360 newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes. He then split them into three groups. Each group was treated with a different diabetes drug. The first group was given Avandia, the second was given metformin, which is the most highly recommended diabetes drug right now and the third was treated with glyburide, a drug used to treat diabetes for decades.
 
After treating the patients for 5 years, 15 percent of patients taking Avandia needed to add a second drug to treat their diabetes. That’s not all. 21 percent of metformin patients and 34 percent of glyburide patients required a second drug.
 
Wait, it doesn’t end there. 58 patients in the metformin group and 41 in the glyburide group experienced heart problems while on the drugs. Hey, at least that’s not as bad as the 62 patients in the group taking Avandia.
 
Aside from the increased heart problems, Avandia patients also experienced twice as many bone fractures as patients in other groups. Plus, they gained an average of 10 pounds over five years while patients taking metformin lost an average of six pounds over five years and patients on glyburide gained three pounds during that time.
 
According to Dr. Om Ganda, an endocrinologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, taking Avandia to treat type 2 diabetes, which is a condition largely caused by obesity and a sedentary lifestyle “comes at a price.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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Folks, drugs are NOT the answer to slow the progression of type 2 diabetes. You can prevent and even reverse this disease by using nutritional therapies, taking part in regular physical activity (30 minutes minimum), increasing your intake of healthful fats like Omega-3 Fatty Acids and eliminating refined sugars and white flour, which promote the development of diabetes.

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