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oral diabetes drugs for wasting
Feb 23, 2009

My new doctor suggested could be a possible treatment and mentioned a clinical trial in Cleveland that she took part in. As always,our time was up before we had a chance to really discuss this. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Daniel

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Several of the glitazones (Actos, Avandia) have been tested to see if they would lead to improvements in lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy. The results of these studies have been mixed, but mostly disappointments.

Also, Avandia (rosiglitazone) has been linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular events like heart attacks. This unintended effect has curbed the enthusiasm of its use in the management of diabetes mellitus.

I hope that this information helps and best of luck to you!



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