The Dangers of Avandia – Diabetic Medication

by Leisa on July 5, 2010

I really get upset when I read about people being harmed by medication, especially when they are taking it for diseases that can be easily managed or cured by natural medicine – a simple change of diet, some exercise, meditation and maybe some herbal medicine or certain therapeutic superfoods.

What upsets me even more is when drug companies hide evidence about the dangers of the medications they are producing, thereby not giving both medical practitioners and the public, all the information they need to evaluate the risks that are being taken by ingesting the drug.

SmithKline Beecham (now part of GlaxoSmithKline) has been found to have hidden crucial test data showing an increased risk of cardiovascular events with their drug Avandia – used to increase insulin sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetics.

You can read the full New York Times article here:

There are two things that bother me most about this – one is that yet again a drug company has manipulated results and hidden data to ensure their drug gets through the approval process and makes them a lot of money.  This is becoming so common it is ridiculous – yet I still hear every day from people, that medicine is “scientific” and natural medicine is quackery.  Let’s look at how much harm is done by each industry shall we, and then weigh up which one is quackery.

The other fact that bothers me is that I have seen Type 2 Diabetes reversed within a week – YES, A WEEK!  This is from someone on medication to control blood sugar levels, changing to a supervised raw food diet, checking blood sugar levels four times a day and within a week recording normal, stable levels without medication.

As seen in the documentary Raw for 30 Days– Type 2 Diabetes is not difficult to reverse and keep stable with the right natural medicine approach – yet we have millions of people relying on dangerous drugs such as Avandia and increasing their risk of disease, rather than reducing it.  It’s a sad state isn’t it, when we are so ready to pop a dangerous pill instead of change a few habits?



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