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Friday, 8 April 2011

Sulphonylureas raise mortality risk in diabetes, compared with Metformin !

Dr Brian Karet, a GP in Bradford and RCGP national lead for diabetes, said: ‘This is a reminder that Sulphonylureas are not safe drugs. There has been a feeling for some time that they are safe, but they are not. The trouble for GPs is that – with the exception of Metformin – the alternatives are just as risky and do not have good outcomes data.’

Other than Metformin. Almost all type two diabetes drugs have serious downsides. Consider the fact that nothing comes close to a lowcarb diet and regular exercise for the control of type two diabetes. If you think drugs are the answer, you are probably on too many drugs.

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