In the last few years, the pharmaceutical companys have come up with new drugs for type 2 diabetes, Januvia, invokana, toujeo and trulicity. I used Invokana and I kept getting yeast infections. A friend took another one of them and got pancreatitis. On the leaflet, it says it can lead to death. Why would you want to take anything that says this? The doctor said that it has to state that even if it’s one person that has a side affect they have to list it. I believe that the pharmaceutical companies compete to see who can get the drug out the fastest and don’t do all the testing. I have had diabetes for twenty years and not one doctor ever talk to me about what it is and why. They should always send you to a class to learn and make sure you know what to do.
Last week, I was watching Rob Kardashian and he was saying last year he had to go to the hospital because he was so sick from his diabetes. He wasn’t taking the medicine and he was getting sick like that again. I guess he didn’t learn from the past how important it was to take his medicine. I know the medicine isn’t the right thing, but somehow you have to keep your blood sugar under control. The damage is so bad you could loose your eye sight. If diabetes is not managed, its a very serious disease. Over time, diabetes that is not controlled can cause serious damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, gums and teeth. If you have diabetes, you are more likely to have heart disease or stroke at an earlier age than others. People who make an ongoing effort to manage their diabetes can improve their overall health. I am trying to start my diet today to see if I can get rid of the diabetes. As I said before meat and vegetables, fruit, just trying to figure out what I will eat. As I was talking early about prednisone, I was taking 40mg and I could not get my blood sugar under 150 and so it was causing damage to my body. My legs swelled up, my eye sight got worse, my hair fell out and I got afib (Atrial Fibrillation), meaning my heart was not beating smooth, irregular. But now everything is almost back to normal.