Posts Tagged 'diabetes'

Diabetes Drug Linked to Flesh-Eating Genital Infection

sglt2 inhibitors linked to flesh-eating genital infectionDiabetic patients taking Invokana, Farxiga, or Jardiance are on alert over reports that these SGLT2 inhibitors could possibly cause a potentially lethal flesh-eating infection of the genitals. Bloomberg recently reported that SGLT2 inhibitor-induced Fourneir’s gangrene was observed in a dozen patients between March 2013 and May 2018. All cases required surgery and in one case the condition proved fatal. The FDA has said that more cases could ...

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Invokana Now Carries an Additional Risk: Circumcision

invokana linked to circumcision riskPatients taking Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors to treat and control their Type II diabetes have done so with the risk of a wide variety of adverse side effects for quite some time. The drugs’ links to serious conditions like bone fractures, kidney failure, and a particularly dangerous condition known as ketoacidosis are well established. They can strike anyone – young, old, men, and women.

However, there is another risk ...

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New Alerts Over Invokana Amputations

invokana increases risk of amputationsThose who suffer from Type II diabetes are well aware of the risks their disease brings. Medical professionals repeatedly emphasize the importance of keeping up with blood glucose levels, regulating the diet, and exercising. The outcomes of maintaining such vigilance are stark in their contrast. Comply, and you can live a fairly normal life. Fail to comply, however, and the consequences can be tragic.

Amputation; generally of the leg or foot, is among ...

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Trouble for Diabetes Drug Makers?

invokana and farxiga mdls to move forwardKnown as SGLT2 inhibitors for short, sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors are a class of drugs intended for certain individuals with Type II diabetes. The drugs prevent glucose from being absorbed in the kidneys and reduce glucose in the blood by causing it to be expelled in the urine.

Unfortunately, this relatively new class of drugs has already allegedly caused enough harm to warrant FDA action ...

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New Year, New Focus on Managing Your Diabetes

It’s a new year and if you’re like most, you’re considering at least one way that you might try to improve your life as we move through 2017. For many, that also means considering how they can better manage their health and wellness; including how they’re treating their diabetes.

As the number of diabetics continues to rise in the U.S., prevention has in many cases turned to management. In fact, some statistics indicate that a full 50% ...

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Have Diabetes? You Might Want to Consider Pumping Iron.

weight lifting linked to diabetes controlDiabetics have long-since known that managing their health and well-being is a critical part of the overall management of their disease. Maintaining proper dietary intakes, monitoring insulin and sugar levels, and exercising have been staples of diabetic treatment for a long time.

Interestingly, weight training was never an obvious or well-known part of that regimen. Common medical thinking was that while exercise was beneficial, lifting weights provided little to no benefit. That ...

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