What to Know From Diabetic Bloggers

December 1, 2013 |

The American Recall Center is a resource which provides drug and medical device recall information alongside practical healthcare information and support. Drugs with long lists of awful side effects such as Accutane (Isotretinoin), Actos, Lipitor, Paxil, Pradaxa, Prozac, Yaz and Zoloft are presented.

Diabetes affects over 25 million people in the United States, or 8.3% of the entire population. Within those 25 million people, over 8 million are undiagnosed, or do not know they are living with diabetes. Although diabetes is being so widespread, there is lack of common knowledge about how to recognize diabetes, its different types, and what it takes to manage the disease. There are also potential risks associated with taking medications for diabetes, such as Actos.  Recently Actos recall has been issued in France and Germany, while the US issued a black box warning on the drug in 2007.

Below is the infographic “Life With Diabetes” created by the American Recall Center. It contains first-hand information of what diabetic bloggers want the world to know.

What to Know From Diabetic Bloggers

What to Know From Diabetic Bloggers

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  1. First synthesized and found to reduce blood sugar in the 1920s, metformin was forgotten for the next two decades as research shifted to insulin and other antidiabetic drugs. Interest in metformin was rekindled in the late 1940s after several reports that it could reduce blood sugar levels in people, and in 1957, French physician Jean Sterne published the first clinical trial of metformin as a treatment for diabetes. It was introduced to the United Kingdom in 1958, Canada in 1972, and the United States in 1995. Metformin is now believed to be the most widely prescribed antidiabetic drug in the world; in the United States alone, more than 48 million prescriptions were filled in 2010 for its generic formulations .