Category Archives: diabetes meds

Who Discovered Insulin

It was back in the day in 1921 that Frederick Banting and Charles H Best discovered insulin. Banting and Best injected the hormone into a diabetic dog and found that it effectively lowered high blood glucose levels to normal. So … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Ketoacidosis Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

(Image Credit: Medline Plus website) A couple of days ago FDA issued a warning that a certain class of meds prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes can cause ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition.  These drugs are SGLT2 inhibitors. SGLT2 … Continue reading

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Diabetes Sick Days

Most everyone gets sick once in a while; it’s not uncommon to get a cold or flu or another illness.  However when you have diabetes, your body sees a sickness as a form of a stress and releases hormones to … Continue reading

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