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Lantus and Cancer Risk

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Old 07-04-2009, 02:04   #1
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Some news has come out in the last couple of days about a possible link between Lantus and an increased risk of some types of cancer.

Now, they are telling people not to panic and not to stop taking their Lantus!!!!

Like the last scare with Rosiglitazone, where there was initially some big concerns about increased cardiovascular risks as a result of trials that were not necessarily looking for CV risks, and which from later studies it was found that there was no significant difference in CV risk between Avandia and other common diabetic drugs - I myself stopped taking Avandia because of that scare and really did myself a disservice because the drug was actually really good at keeping my BG under control.

When I first heard the news about Lantus - which I take twice a day - my immediate reaction was, "better make an appointment with the endo and get off this evil stuff!"

But then I remembered my experience with Avandia. Lantus actually works very well for me and less hypos - a much smoother ride than protophane . So this time I've decided I'm not going to panic, and sit back and wait for the outcome of further trials.

I guess there are always risks/benefits that have to be weighed up with any drugs.

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I agree with your decision. I use Avandia and it has been very good for me. I also take several other medications for cholesterol, blood pressure and gout. All of my meds cause a small percentage of users to have problems but they have been great for me. If we refused to take any medication that had some possible side effect then we would never take any meds at all. I would probably not be alive now if I did not take my meds.

Thanks for your post!


I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
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