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Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

Actos linked to bladder cancer The FDA is currently warning patients who are taking Actos® that they are at an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. On Sept 30, 2011, the FDA reviewed the findings of a 10-year study done by manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals. This study determined that Actos® (pioglitazone) carries a greater [...]

Nephropathy – Kidney Disease from Long Term Diabetes

Nephropathy alone is damage or disease of the kidney; however, diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease that is associated with long-term diabetes also referred to as Kimmelstiel-Wilson disease or intercapillary glomerulonephritis. This disease affects the tiny blood vessels found in the glomerulus, which is the main structure in the capillary blood vessels of the kidneys. This [...]

VIAject – Ultra-fast Insulin for Diabetes

VIAject is a new treatment for diabetes.  It is a modified form of insulin that is designed to have superior onset of action and provide better glucose control. The hope is that it will provide better simulation of normal, body insulin release patterns after eating. This is important as even temporary abnormalities in blood sugar [...]

Treatment for Diabetes: Type I

Treatment of Diabetes There are two major types of Diabetes: Type I and Type II. Type I is typically genetic and is caused by the body attacking itself, destroying the cells in the pancreas that create insulin. By contrast, Type II is typically caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and lifestyle choices, [...]

Actos – Side Effects, Problems

Concerns about Actos You may be considering pioglitazone or Actos to help treat your diabetes.  But you absolutely need to know that Actos has some very serious side effects and that it’s not entirely clear how well it works. Pioglitazone, or Actos, is a very popular treatment for Type 2 Diabetes, with prescriptions counting for [...]

Metformin: Benefits, Side Effects

  Metformin, brand name Glucophage You may be taking or considering metformin if you have Type II diabetes, “prediabetes,” or, though the scientific evidence for its use isn't so solid, polycystic ovary syndrome. Metformin works in several ways. It helps certain parts of the body respond properly to insulin, reduces how much glucose [...]

The Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

  Diabetes is an increasingly serious problem in the USA, and is a medical condition characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood. The blood sugar hurts the kidneys, raises blood pressure, and contributes to heart disease. As such, untreated diabetes can lead to kidney failure, heart attacks, and amputations. Right now, [...]