The following article is a guest post which discusses some of the potential side effects of a Diabetes medication called Actos. As with taking all medications, it it important to weigh the benefits with the risk with your physician.
How to Manage Diabetes through Nutrition and Avoid Dangerous Medications
Medications are often a vital element of effective diabetes management. These drugs consistently help people who can’t stop their blood sugar from rising keep it at a safe level. Without medication, many people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes would be unable to avoid an episode of hyperglycemia (excessively high blood sugar).
These medications are not perfect, however. Some of them can make patients more likely to develop liver failure or increase the risk for certain cancers. The type 2 diabetes medication Actos can increase the risk of bladder cancer by as much as 83 percent, according to one study. This dangerous side effect has altered the lives of Actos patients now suing the drug’s manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, creating thousands of Actos Lawsuits.
People with type 1 diabetes will always need to take insulin to manage their blood sugar. People with type 2 diabetes may still produce some insulin, but medication can make their cells more sensitive to insulin. Practicing diabetes-friendly nutrition can help everyone manage their symptoms.
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