The FDA issues a warning towards all Type 2 diabetics regarding some of the Prescription Drugs on Monday, May 18th 2015.

The drugs on which the warning was issued on are known by their brand names: Farxiga (dapagliflozin), Invokamet (canagliflozin and metformin), Glyxambi (linagliptin and empagliflozin),  Jardiance (empagliflozin) and Invokana (canagliflozin).

Another name for these drugs is sodium-glucose cotransporter inhibitors and their effect is to prompt the kidneys to remove sugar in your blood through urine. According to the FDA, these drugs can cause a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis.

For a year now, the FDA has received 20 reports of people taking these drugs that trigger ketoacidosis. According to the American Diabetes Association, if untreated, this condition is able to lead the sufferer to a diabetic coma or even death within hours!

Sings Of Ketoacidosis Caused By Drugs

Mechanism of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Mechanism of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

If you’ve been taking the drugs listed above now it’s not the time to panic. Stay calm and test your ketones when your blood sugar is over 240 mg/dL. Some of the symptoms of high blood sugar include a dry mouth, feeling really thirsty all the time or peeing a lot. Just try to bring your blood sugar down, and check your ketones again in about 20 or 30 minutes.

If that doesn’t work, call your doctor or go to the emergency room NOW!

Symptoms that indicate Ketoacidosis:

  • You feel queasy or your belly hurts.
  • You’re tired, confused, or woozy.
  • Your breath smells fruity.
  • You’ve been throwing up for more than 2 hours.
  • You’re having a hard time breathing.

Once in the hospital, your doctor will probably administrate insulin through an IV to bring your ketones down and lots of fluids to bring your blood chemistry back into balance and get you hydrated. Since everyone knows by now about the importance of keeping ketones in check, how could they develop a drug that does exactly the opposite? This not at all a surprise coming from Big Pharma. Check out this story here.

Before the development of pharmaceutical drugs, people controlled diabetes through diet and exercise. Although this is still a natural way to control your condition, you can also add some natural flavors to the mix. Mostly, individual research lead to astounding discoveries natural elements that help people in controlling and managing their diabetes.

Natural Remedies That Help You Live A Normal Life

  • Pycnogenol:
    This is a herbal supplement derived from the bark of maritime pine, which has been shown to lower sugar in your blood naturally. A study published in Switzerland showed that this natural medicine delays the uptake of glucose from a meal up to 190 times more than pharmacy drugs thus preventing the typical high glucose levels in the blood stream after a meal. So if you’re looking for a natural way to help with your diabetes, Pycnogenol offers just that.
  • Cinnamon:
    Now don’t take this the wrong way and start doing the cinnamon challenge. This cinnamon is derived from the bark of evergreen trees in the tropics. Studies show that this has also been used for a long time to naturally manage diabetes. The reason for which cinnamon is good for diabetes sufferers is the hydroxychalcone found in it. This component lowers blood glucose levels, LDL cholesterol levels and triglycerides levels. In a lot of cases, people suffering from this condition show issues in those areas as well.
  • Antioxidants:
    It has been proved that a lot of people with diabetes have depleted the levels of antioxidants in their body. The antioxidants are used to neutralize free radicals that are toxic chemicals, capable of doing serious damage to cells and tissues. This can eventually lead to cancer and other nasty diseases. So increasing the number of antioxidants in your body can be a good natural idea in the race against diabetes.

Of course, Big Pharma will go at great lengths to keep this information suppressed.

Big Pharma – The Licensed Drug Dealer

As you may well know, it’s not unusual for individuals or organizations involved in unethical or even illegal activities to pose as legitimate businesses. There’s no secret that really big drug dealers are using these companies to launder drug money, transport drugs and so on. Just check out what this guy got himself into by trying to expose them.

Do you know of any other prescription drug that comes with bad side effects? Spread the word about it in the comments section below.

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