SCARY NEWS FOR DIABETICS

Type II, Type I – there is no good kind of diabetes. Nor is there an easy treatment. Diabetics struggle daily with controlling their sugar, and in order to do so, must watch what they eat – excercise, medication etc.

How do many diabetics control their sugar? With insulin, and others with medications like Avendia.

This week, recent studies reflect that Avandia, which about 1 million Americans take to keep their blood sugar at safe levels, boosts the risk of a heart attack by 43 percent and may increase the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke by 64 percent, the analysis found. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/21/AR2007052100558.html.

If you have adult on-set diabetes, your weight is likely a struggle – which of course leads to heart problems etc – but now, treating your diabetes medically may be even more dangerous.
The manufacturer, so I have heard, is encouraging patients to speak to their physicians before discontuining the medication – but what will physicians do, with little information from the analysis?

Scary stuff… stay tuned.

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.