You’re not just fighting diabetes. You’re at war with your own meds!
The sad reality is that even if you beat the disease, you could lose the fight with the drugs — and if you want more proof of that, take a look at the latest frightening warning about a popular class of medication.
They’re called SGLT2 inhibitors and include big names like canagliflozin (Invokana and Invokamet), dapagliflozin (Farxiga and Xigduo XR) and empagliflozin (Jardiance and Glyxambi).
Together, these drugs rack up billions in sales based on the hype that they’re supposed to be better, safer, and more effective than older meds.
Instead, the new warning finds these drugs can DOUBLE your risk of a devastating condition called ketoacidosis.
This is usually a complication only experienced by type 1 diabetics. But thanks to the miracle of modern pharmaceuticals, now YOU TOO can suffer from this horrible side effect!
If you’re not familiar with it, be thankful. Ketoacidosis is a medical emergency that starts out feeling like the worst case of food poisoning of your life — vomiting, severe pain in the abdomen, and the potential for deadly dehydration.
Breathing problems are also common… but one of the biggest risks is in your BRAIN, which can swell like an overripe melon.
You need to head to the ER so they can get the swelling down — and, if they can’t, you’re toast.
Members of the mainstream are already making their usual excuses. The risk is low, they say.
If that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s exactly what they said just last month when the SAME drugs were linked to yet another “RARE” risk.
And this one might be even more horrific — because the study found at least one type of SGLT2 inhibitor can DOUBLE your risk of an amputation!
That’s not even the end of it, either. SGLT2 inhibitors can weaken bone in the hip and spine so much that your risk of a break jumps within just three months of taking the drug.
The researchers behind the new studies keep claiming ALL these risks aren’t reasons to avoid the drugs.
I don’t know what they’re smoking, but I’ll guess it was provided by Big Pharma.
Out here in the REAL WORLD, I say avoid the heck out of these drugs as much as possible. Studies show most folks with diabetes can gain COMPLETE CONTROL over their blood sugar with a hard-nosed focus on what they eat.
Avoid the foods that cause blood sugar to rise — especially carbs — and eventually, you can work with your doc on reducing and even eliminating your meds.