People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes have many medicines available to help control their blood sugar levels. These drugs fall into 3 methods of reducing blood sugar levels: Read more..
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Thiazolidinediones (THIGH-ah-ZO-li-deen-DYE-owns) is a Type 2 diabetes oral medication that makes the body more sensitive to its own insulin. However, they do not cause the pancreas to produce more insulin.This class of oral medication has some major side effects especially swelling and heart failure. Read more..
The government's top drug regulator told a packed House hearing Wednesday that the agency had recently decided to put the agency's most serious safety warning on two diabetes drugs Avandia and Actos whose health risks have become a focus of congressional concern.
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Health Canada Confirms Possible Ties Between Avandia, Heart Problems
HEALTH Canada says the deaths of several Canadians could be linked to the popular Type 2 diabetes drug Avandia, the Free Press has learned.
Last week, a report in the New England Journal of Medicine linked Avandia to a greater chance of heart attack and possibly death.
Initially, Health Canada told the media that 28 Canadians who were taking Avandia suffered heart attacks since 2000. They didn't say if any of the heart attacks were fatal.
But after the Free Press looked into Health Canada's adverse-reaction database, spokeswoman Renee Bergeron confirmed 19 people have died from heart attacks or heart failure while taking Avandia.
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These Type 2 diabetes pills signals the pancreas to release more insulin. However, when not used properly, sulfonylureas can cause very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Read more..