by Allison Read, NaturalHealth365
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 29 million people are estimated to be living with diabetes in the United States, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed. That represents nearly 10 percent of the total population – most of whom have the preventable form of type-2 diabetes. Of those, most take diabetes medications to help manage blood sugar levels. In fact, some take two or more medications to achieve adequate blood sugar control.
While drugs have long been the go-to solution in Western medicine, they are not without their risks. Many patients and physicians put their faith in pills to achieve a health goal, only to find there are risks and adverse side effects associated with those medications. Not surprisingly, several types of diabetes drugs have been flagged for their potential dangers, which include a higher risk of heart failure and pancreatic cancer.
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