Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Do Diabetes Drugs Cause Pancreatitis? Is Diabetes Now A Trigger?

I decided to make a post about this because a recent study in the United States of America showed some worrying figures, that people who have taken diabetes drugs are at double the risk of eventually developing acute pancreatitis. New sugar control medications that are prescribed for patients are leading to a rising rate of acute pancreatitis.

Drugs such as Januvia and Byetta have been known to cause lesions on the pancreas and further cause inflammation of the pancreas. When these drugs were tested on animals the side effect listed was potential pancreatitis. So worryingly it is official that diabetes drugs can now cause pancreatitis. What is important is that you talk to your doctor about drugs you are taking or that you are prescribed to take in the future.

Since these findings are new make sure your doctor or local medical professional has an understanding about these studies. More information is still coming out however the risk is there so it should try to be avoided. Diabetes is so common that your medical professional should be able to go through all the symptoms with you and potential side effects. I wish you the best of luck with your diabetes and read through the rest of this site as you will find this information useful. I have several friends with different types of diabetes and It has been worrying for them thinking about their future with this illness. I do think mental strength is an important factor as well so stay positive and seek the best medical help you have available.

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