Why drug for type II diabetes makes people fat?

Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Oregon Health and Science University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Medical Center. The study, published on March 18,…

Diabetics beware: Prepare for cough, cold or flu

Each year, an average of 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of flu complications, but people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are three times more likely to face complications that may be fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The best step is prevention, and anyone with diabetes should seriously consider…

Repeated antibiotic use linked to diabetes

People who need treating with repeated courses of antibiotics may be at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers have found. The European Journal of Endocrinology study traced antibiotic prescriptions given out to a million UK patients. The authors say the findings do not necessarily mean that the drugs trigger diabetes – instead, infections…

What Makes Diabetes Painful?

Diabetes can destroy small blood vessels, which in turn can damage the nervous system, and these damaged nerves can cause pain. The most common forms of diabetes, juvenile and adult onset, can damage many organs and systems. Diabetes can make it hard to digest food, cause heart disease, and destroy small blood vessels, while the…

Over 30 lakh diabetes patients across the country were on pioglitazone drug banned last week City doctors are receiving anxious calls from diabetic patients worried about ban on anti-diabetic drug pioglitazone. “Pioglitazone is a good drug. The only issue is that it should be used with certain restrictions,” said Dr KP Singh, senior consultant, endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, SAS Nagar. He said, “It is an affordable drug, which is at least 10 times cheaper as compared to other medicines. So we were prescribing it commonly.” Following the ban, now Dr Singh is getting 30-40 queries every day from his patients regarding the medicine. The medicine, Dr Singh said, should not be used for patients suffering from urinary bladder cancer, heart problems, kidney failure. “The patients can now either switch to insulin or opt for costlier yet less effective drugs,” Dr Singh said. According to experts, Pioglitazone is the second and third line of treatment for Type 2 diabetes. According to data available, over 30-lakh diabetes patients across the country were on pioglitazone drug banned last week. The union health ministry had issued a notification announcing the ban on June 18. Along with pioglitazone, two other drugs – analgin (painkiller) and deanxit (anti-depressant) – were also banned due to alleged health risks associated with the drugs. Doctors complained that the Indian government relied on foreign data which links urinary bladder cancer with the intake of pioglitazone. Some doctors allege that scientific evidence was ignored before banning the drug and that its benefits outweigh the risk factors. However, Dr RJ Dash, considered a pioneer in endocrinology in the country, believes that it was a right decision to ban the medicine. “When it is established that there are serious side effects of the medicine then there is no question of continuing the sale of medicine,” he said. He added that some physicians were using this medicine mindlessly without knowing its side effects, so it was right to stop the sale of this medicine. Ref: HT live Chandigarh- Tuesday, July 9,2013

Team FENFURO participated in VIBRANT GUJARAT GLOBAL TRADE SHOW – 2015 held at The Exhibition Centre, Near Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat during 7th to 13th January, 2015.

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After ban on diabetes drug, docs flooded with queries

Over 30 lakh diabetes patients across the country were on pioglitazone drug banned last week City doctors are receiving anxious calls from diabetic patients worried about ban on anti-diabetic drug pioglitazone. “Pioglitazone is a good drug. The only issue is that it should be used with certain restrictions,” said Dr KP Singh, senior consultant, endocrinology,…