[WARNING] Diabetes Drug DOUBLING Amputations?!?
If you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve heard plenty about the complications that can come with the disease.
I’m talking about everything from heart problems to nerve damage.
But there’s one that may be the most frightening of all — amputations.
Losing fingers, toes — or even a limb — does a number on you physically and psychologically, and can even cost you your independence.
So the last thing any diabetic would want to do is take a pill that increases their risk of amputations.
But that may be EXACTLY what you’re doing if you’ve been prescribed the diabetes drug canagliflozin (brand names Invokana and Invokamet).
Shocking new studies have shown that diabetics who take this class of drug have DOUBLE the risk of leg and foot amputations.
The most common amputations involved the toe or middle of the foot, but in some cases the entire leg was amputated, and a few poor folks even had double amputations.
The risk is so great that the FDA is now requiring these meds to carry the infamous BLACK BOX WARNING.
You see, most diabetes drugs act by inhibiting (read: poisoning) something, usually an enzyme. And conagliflozin is no different.
It is in a class of drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, and they work by blocking the kidney’s ability to take sugar from your blood and return it to the body to be used as energy. This causes the sugar to be removed from the body through the urine.
I’ll say this… it does a bang-up job of shuttling the sugar out… You can lose 100 grams of glucose per day when taking this drug.
But it does a few other things, too…
Studies show that in those taking canagliflozin, stroke risk went up 46 percent in the first 30 days of treatment, vaginal yeast infections and UTIs are up to 6 times higher, and fracture risk increased as soon as 12 weeks after starting the drug.
It has even been found to increase the risk of a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis.
Forget the black-box warning — these meds ought to come with a skull and crossbones!
This is typical of modern medicine. Instead of facing the fact that our environmental exposures and diet have gotten out of hand, everyone wants a magical pill to cure them.
Well I’ve got news for you… Diabetes can be prevented, and sometimes reversed, but not with a pill.
It starts with fixing your environment. Cut down artificial light exposure, improve the nutritional content of your diet, and cut down on refined carbs and oils.
And, in the meantime, if you’re taking canagliflozin, schedule an appointment with your doc right away. There’s a good chance he’s heard about the new warning — and if he hasn’t, show him this article.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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