“There’s no such thing as a little diabetes,” says Nicholas J. Solomos, M.D., a board certified family practice physician at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “If your blood sugar is a little high, you should take aggressive action to manage that blood sugar. It’s a red flag that can lead to full-blown diabetes and a much higher risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney damage and other diabetic complications.”
CBS Reports On The Dangers Of Some Diabetes Treatment Drugs. A major diabetes study has found that common treatments don’t reduce heart trouble and some may actually cause harm. Elaine Quijano speaks with Russ Mitchell about this revealing study.
Actos, an anti-diabetic drug prescribed for type 2 diabetes, and sometimes for pre-diabetes and (off label) for polycystic ovarian syndrome in women, has been linked again to the dangerous side effect of possibly increasing the risk of bladder cancer.
Pre-diabetes is a serious medical condition that can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes can often be reversed, but it does not go away by itself and must be treated through changes in lifestyle, diet and exercise, oral medications, or a combination of all of these things.