Video Games Can Help Promote Lifestyle Changes, Prevent Use of Dangerous Drugs like Actos

Recent studies into the therapeutic use of video games show that games can be used to promote a more active lifestyle, teach about self-care, empower patients to be more active in their treatment, and even build connections in the brain. These benefits can help patients, in the long-term, stay away from dangerous drugs like Actos and Avandia.The … [Read more...]

Scottish Study Shows Overdose Drug Helps Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

A study from researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands shows that a drug used to reverse paracetamol overdose could help prevent blood clots in patients with Type 2 diabetes.Professor Ian Megson, at the University’s Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science, studied the drug N-acetylcysteine’s effect on platelets, which … [Read more...]

Plaintiff Blames Actos for Husband’s Death

In October 2011, Thomas Harber died because he developed bladder cancer. His wife,Nancy, is now filing a lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals for producing andmarketing Actos, which she alleges caused her husband’s cancer.The lawsuit was filed August 10th, and moved into the multidistrict litigation against Actos in the US District Court in … [Read more...]

Bobby Brown’s Wife Doing Great After Seizure Related to Diabetes, but Not From Actos

Over Labor Day Weekend, Alicia Etheredge-Brown, the wife of singer Bobby Brown, was hospitalized after a seizure. According to reports, her collapse was related to diabetes, which she was diagnosed with while pregnant with their son Cassius.Her collapse was not reported to be related to any medications she is on, and she is not reported to be on … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Might Be a Type of Diabetes

Brown University researcher Suzanne de la Monte showed a distinct link between Alzheimer’s and insulin resistance, a characteristic of diabetes.De la Monte studied rats who were fed a compound that prevented their brains from using insulin, and she discovered that they could not learn mazes or remember previous skills. She said, "They were … [Read more...]

Women with Type 2 Diabetes More Likely to Develop, Less Likely to Survive, Breast Cancer

Two studies published recently report on the link between Type 2 diabetes and breast cancer.One study led by A.L. Ronco of Pereira Rossell Women's Hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay, showed that women who were obese and had Type 2 diabetes related to obesity were 9 times as likely to develop breast cancer. The other study, led by Wei-Wu Chen of … [Read more...]

Women At Greater Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study of diabetes and job stress showed that women who were micromanaged were at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than their male counterparts. However, job stress is not the only thing that increases professional women’s risk of diabetes.Peter Smith, lead author of the nine-year study by researchers at the Institute for Work … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Good News for South Carolina

A Swedish study that followed more than 3,400 obese men and women shows that bariatric surgery, more than lifestyle changes and medication, reduces the risk of diabetes by up to 78%.Bariatric surgery shrinks the stomach, so it holds less food and absorbs fewer calories. The surgery is normally recommended as a last resort for obese patients. … [Read more...]

Skip Generic Actos, for Health and Legal Reasons

Earlier this month, despite numerous lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals Actos, the FDA approved pioglitazone – the generic name for Actos – for market in the United States. Now, watchdog group Consumer Reports says the “bargain” should be avoided.For one thing, Consumer Reports points out, the generic version will not currently save patients … [Read more...]

Diabetes Studies Show Lifestyle Changes More Effective than Actos

The generic version of Actos – pioglitazone – has been approved by the FDA for market in the United States. The FDA’s approval comes despite more and more lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of brand-name Actos, which allege that the company either knew or should have known about the harmful side effects of their drug before … [Read more...]

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