The EMPTIEST promise of the NEWEST diabetes drug
They’re REALLY desperate now!
The industry was hoping to cash in on an expensive new class of medications for diabetes called SGLT2 inhibitors.
They had billion-dollar dreams…
Instead, it’s turned into a NIGHTMARE as the true risks are exposed and patients turn away in droves.
However, they’re not giving up yet.
They’ve cooked up a NEW plan to try to get people onto the med by promising to END a common pain condition that plagues many people with diabetes.
Don’t fall for this one, my friend!
Because if you cave to the marketing and take these drugs yourself, you could end up in far more pain than you could possibly imagine.
Don’t believe the SGLT2 hype
Diabetes and gout often go hand-in-hand.
If you have gout, you’re more likely to develop diabetes. And if you have diabetes, you’re more likely to suffer from gout (not to mention more painful and more frequent flare-ups).
The new report is trying to capitalize on that link.
They claim SGLT2 inhibitors cut the risk of gout by 36 percent compared to taking other diabetes drugs.
But hold on…
That benefit comes with a terrible price!
These drugs can DOUBLE the risk of amputation, especially of the foot.
Maybe that explains the benefit; you can’t have a gout flare-up on your big toe if the toe itself is gone!
That amputation risk is what has turned so many people away from these meds. One popular drug in this class… canagliflozin (aka Invokana)… has seen its sales plunge by 20 percent a year since the FDA ordered an amputation warning on the label.
And the rest of the meds in the class are also suffering— especially after other risks came to light including a horrific infection that eats the flesh around the genitals.
The bad news has many Americans turning back to metformin.
And sure, it’s better than this foot-wrecking poison. In fact, a review of 300 studies found NONE of the new drug classes out for diabetes work much better than metformin.
But I’ve got a better option – one I’ve pioneered with my patients here at my clinic in western Massachusetts.
It’s backed by dozens of scientific studies, and proven by real-world experience.
It’s two, easy steps:
STEP ONE: Quit sugar, processed foods and carbs. When you cut the carbs going into your body – dramatically – you will get total control over blood sugar.
STEP TWO: Take 1,200-1,500 mg of berberine daily, split into three doses about 30 minutes before meals. This proven natural therapy can cut blood sugar as effectively as metformin, but without the risks.
You’ll find it any decent vitamin shop or online.
Of course, don’t quit drugs on your own. Work with a skilled doctor who practices integrative or functional medicine.