A: If you’re taking Actos for type-2 diabetes, you’re probably wondering if the benefits are worth all of the potential side effects. Most drug companies are still looking for the “silver bullet” for diabetes-but the truth is, the best medication for diabetics may not be a medication at all.
Patients using Actos to control blood sugar in Florida may actually benefit more from vegetables than a pill. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that a structured diet and increased exercise were actually more effective at controlling diabetes than diabetes drugs.
This study revealed a few startling facts about type-2 diabetes medications in West Palm Beach:
- Actos may lower diabetic symptoms, but has also been linked to life-threatening side effects such as heart failure, bladder cancer, osteoporosis, bone fractures, fluid retention and kidney failure.
- By increasing activity and reducing calories, nearly 60% of diabetes sufferers reported improved symptoms-and the only side effects were muscle aches and pains.
- The generic drug metformin, when combined with proper diet and exercise, slowed diabetic development by about 30%. The only side effects were mild gastrointestinal discomfort.
The benefits of the diet and exercise trial were consistent across both genders, all age groups, and ethnicities, indicating that the treatment is safe for everyone-and most importantly, there are no dangerous side effects. If you have suffered painful side effects while taking Actos in Florida, we can help get you the compensation you deserve. Call Fetterman & Associates today to speak with an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney.