Harmful And Dangerous Incretin Mimetic Drugs For Type 2 Diabetes Increase The Risk Of Pancreatitis And Pre-Cancerous Findings Of The Pancreas

type2According to American Diabetes Association 25.8 million children and adults in the United States, that makes up 8.3% of population, have diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is a lifelong disease that affects the way your body uses food for energy. This means that the pancreas cannot make enough insulin resulting in high blood sugar levels.

incretinDrugs that are used to treat type 2 diabetes belong to the incretin mimetics class. Incretin is a natural hormone which makes your body release insulin after eating, insulin lowers your blood sugar. Incretin mimetics “mimic” the activities of the incretin hormone by:

  • encouraging your body to release insulin when your blood sugar level rises
  • preventing the pancreas from producing to much glucagon
  • slowing down the rate at which your stomach empties after eating

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Why Is Exenatide (Byetta) Harmful For People Treating Type 2 Diabetes

type 2According to diabetes.org  25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.  Type 2 Diabetes is a lifelong disease that affects the way your body uses food for energy. This disease develops when the cells of the body become resistant to insulin and/or when the pancreas cannot make enough insulin resulting in high blood sugar levels.

type 2 1Exenatide, also known as Byetta and Bydureon, is a drug meant to treat type 2 diabetes and is administered as a subcutaneous injection given twice daily any time within the 60 minutes before the first and last meal of the day. It belongs to the group of incretin mimetics that means that the drug acts like the natural hormone incretin by:

  • encouraging the body to release insulin when your blood sugar level rises
  • preventing your pancreas from producing too much glucagon
  • slowing down the rate at which your stomach empties after eating

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12,000 Lawsuits over Yasmin and Yaz: Personal Injury, Product Liability cases

Yaz, Yasmin and Mirena are popular contraceptive pills that are produced by the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer. Besides their anti-fertility mechanism, they have been associated with serious medical side effects. Some of the common side effects are headaches, nausea, vomiting, fluid retention, swelling in the ankles or feet, breast tenderness, weight change and bloating.

Some of the other side effects are much more serious and potentially fatal. These include pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke and heart attack.

The following info-graphic displays the most recent statistics and court cases for Americans who have been impacted by Yaz and Mirena.

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According to LawyersandSettlements.com, as of February 2012, about 12,000 lawsuits were pending in the US against Bayer, on behalf of people who had suffered personal injuries, some fatal, as a result of using Yasmin and/or Yaz. Thousands of lawsuits that were brought against Bayer claimed that the fourth generation birth control pills had caused gallbladder problems.

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