Newer diabetes drugs are often touted as "better" by the manufacturers, especially as they don't have the risk of hypoglycemia and weight-gain side effects that sulfonylureas have. But this advantage comes at a price: higher cost. These drugs are protected by patents for years, and the manufacturers can, and do, charge whatever they can get... Read more
I recently received an e-mail from a friend who also has diabetes. Among other things, she commented:
I realized I don't actually know your opinions on nutrition
and she encouraged me to look at a petition at the White House petition website:
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Replace the Dietary Guidelines for... Read more
I recently received the following e-mail:
DIC … the D is for diabetes and the industrial complex.
The Diabetes-Industrial Complex
As with the companies that profit from the "military industrial complex," companies like Novo Nordisk, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson are only the biggest and most visible... Read more
I recently saw the following question:I have all the symptoms for diabetes but the test always comes back negative. Why?
My reply:If you have symptoms of diabetes, it's almost 100% likely that testing for diabetes will be positive. As I see it, there are two issues to be tackled in answering your question as to why:
1) What symptoms... Read more
A diabetes newsletter recently claimed that a herbal product called berberine, "has been shown to lower elevated blood glucose as effectively as metformin, the very popular, first-line diabetic prescription medicine. For example, in a 2008, a 3-month study with newly diagnosed type 2s, berberine significantly decreased, on average, hemoglobin A1c... Read more