Did You Know That …
Complications related to diabetes are the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Long term outcome of those with the disease is not good.
People with type -2 diabetes have an average life expectancy 15 years less than those without diabetes. Heart disease and stroke account for about 65% of deaths in people with diabetes. The risk of stroke is also found to be 2 to 4 times higher in people with diabetes. Unfortunately, the news has gone from bad to worse with the FDA’s warning about the dangers of two common diabetic drugs, Avandia and Actos.
A meta-analysis which looked at four long-term trials comprising 14,291 people, found that Avandia increased risk of heart attack by 42 percent and doubled the risk of heart failure. The Actos meta-analysis looked at nineteen trials comprising more than 16,000 patients. It found that Actos lowered the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death by 18 percent, but raised risk of heart failure by forty percent. Not good.
Dr. David Graham, a drug safety officer with the FDA’s Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, estimates that Avandia has caused as many as 205,000 heart attacks and strokes, some of them fatal, between 1999 and 2006. Graham’s analysis indicates that since Avandia was approved, some 80,000 patients have died from the drug’s side effects. For every month that Avandia is sold, he said, 1,600 to 2,200 patients will suffer more of these events.
Other commonly used diabetic drugs known as sulfonylureas (DiaBeta, Micronase, Glynase, Diabinese, Glucatrol, Orinase, Tolinase, and Amyrel) are also associated with an increased risk of heart attack and strokes.
My type II diabetes patients routinely lose up to a pound a day and are able to drastically reduce or eliminate their diabetes and high blood pressure medications. Feel good again – get healthy for you and your loved ones.
Americans using FDA sanctioned drugs, as directed, are dying at the rate of one every three to five minutes. In fact, the average American has a 26% chance of being hospitalized from a drug injury from the effects of a lifetime of drug taking. Of the 30 million people admitted to hospitals each year, approximately ten percent, or 3 million, are admitted specifically because of adverse drug reactions.
Clearly it is in your best interest to learn what your doctor isn’t telling you about prescription drug therapy and type II diabetes.
Fortunately I’ve been able to consistently help my patients overcome Type II diabetes without potentially dangerous drugs. Learn which drugs are safe and which ones to avoid. Even better learn how you can reduce or eliminate most or all of your potentially dangerous drugs by adding the right diet and supplements-the same ones that have helped my patients over come their type II diabetes.
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Dr. Rodger Murphree