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Old 09-09-2014, 18:14   #1
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From our low-carb dietitian, Franziska Spritzler:

Diabetes Medication Associated with Heart Disease in Women

These drugs should surely be banned!



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Wow, loved that article! And yes those drugs should be banned!

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I was on sulfonureas for a few years. They didnt actually do much for my levels and when I read about their effect on the pancreas, I stopped taking them. Horrid things. and then, theres Actos and its ilk. And Byetta which made me chunderously ill. Why is it that stuff to fix one thing (which the Actos did very effectively) ends up making you sicker in others.

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Thank you for sharing that link. Good one to have in my hip pocket for the future.

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I was on sulfonureas for a few years. They didnt actually do much for my levels and when I read about their effect on the pancreas, I stopped taking them. Horrid things. and then, theres Actos and its ilk. And Byetta which made me chunderously ill. Why is it that stuff to fix one thing (which the Actos did very effectively) ends up making you sicker in others.
My guess? So they can come up with another pill to combat the bad se of the first one!!

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I wonder ... might sulfonylurea use be one factor in the heart disease/diabetes link? (You know ... the reason we all "need" to take statins.)

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I wonder ... might sulfonylurea use be one factor in the heart disease/diabetes link? (You know ... the reason we all "need" to take statins.)
Don't think so. I was put on statins 3 years before I was diagnosed T2, much less given sulfonureas which came a couple of years after that.

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My guess? So they can come up with another pill to combat the bad se of the first one!!
Such cynicism! And I agree.

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Hypoglycemia due to incorrect timing with food intake and/or absorption of food. Some (such as glipizide) are designed to work within 30 minutes, but patients often forget and take the medication afterward, which can lead to low blood sugar. In rare cases, people taking sulfonylureas have died from severe hypoglycemia.
Increased hunger at and between meals
Weight gain secondary to increased caloric intake and hyperinsulinemia ---

I was on this site a few years ago and left because of all the flack I got when I said I was on Januvia. I got dire threats of what this drug would cause. Everything from pancreatitis to hypos. It is now 3 years since I have been diagnosed and on Januvia. The only thing Januvia has given me in conjunction with a 50 carb a day diet is consistant A1C's under 6.

I lost 40 pounds which have stayed off. I have no increased hunger. Never had a hypo or pancreatitis.

My heart is just fine my doctor says. I would think that out of control diabetes has more to do with diabetic heart problems than any medication. I notice that nothing was said about that. They just lumped all diabetics in one group. Another thing I noticed is that there was no mention of other diabetic medication. How can they say Januvia is at fault when they've made no comparisons and had no control group.

There is a lot of garbage floating around the internet and if you believe all of it without some questioning and research you will never get to the truth.

If you want to read a real study by a legitimate doctor with no ties to any company or anyone that is concerned with drugs then read this

No pancreatitis risk seen in Byetta, Januvia drugs-study | Reuters

It may interest you to know that I did a lot of research before I went on Januvia

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Hypoglycemia due to incorrect timing with food intake and/or absorption of food. Some (such as glipizide) are designed to work within 30 minutes, but patients often forget and take the medication afterward, which can lead to low blood sugar. In rare cases, people taking sulfonylureas have died from severe hypoglycemia.
Increased hunger at and between meals
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I was on this site a few years ago and left because of all the flack I got when I said I was on Januvia. I got dire threats of what this drug would cause. Everything from pancreatitis to hypos. It is now 3 years since I have been diagnosed and on Januvia. The only thing Januvia has given me in conjunction with a 50 carb a day diet is consistant A1C's under 6.

I lost 40 pounds which have stayed off. I have no increased hunger. Never had a hypo or pancreatitis.

My heart is just fine my doctor says. I would think that out of control diabetes has more to do with diabetic heart problems than any medication. I notice that nothing was said about that. They just lumped all diabetics in one group. Another thing I noticed is that there was no mention of other diabetic medication. How can they say Januvia is at fault when they've made no comparisons and had no control group.

There is a lot of garbage floating around the internet and if you believe all of it without some questioning and research you will never get to the truth.

If you want to read a real study by a legitimate doctor with no ties to any company or anyone that is concerned with drugs then read this

No pancreatitis risk seen in Byetta, Januvia drugs-study | Reuters

It may interest you to know that I did a lot of research before I went on Januvia
No ties to any company? Look again.

Furthermore, this study is totally missing a "control". It only looks at Januvia versus "other diabetic medications". A control would be NO medications (with control, of course). And the entire subject base is made of people who were prescribed and took pharmaceuticals. That leaves out quite a bit.

Finally, I congratulate you on your personal results. However, you should know that when discussing relative risks, a good personal experience means no more than that old geezer in Kentucky smoking three packs of Camels a day and living to 100 says anything about the risks of smoking.
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