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Joint Pain Warning With Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday. The drugs -- sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Onglyza), linagliptin (Tradjenta) and alogliptin (Nesina) -- come from a newer class of medications called DPP-4 inhibitors. The drugs can be taken alone or used in conjunction with other diabetes drugs, such as metformin. DPP-4 inhibitors help fight type 2 diabetes by boosting the amount of insulin the body produces after each meal, when blood sugar levels are typically high. However, in a statement, the FDA said the medications "may cause joint pain that can be severe and disabling," and the agency "has added a new Warning and Precaution about this risk to the labels of all medicines in this drug class." The FDA stressed that patients who take a DPP-4 inhibitor should not stop using the drug, "but should contact their health care professional right away if they experience severe and persistent joint pain." Doctors and other health-care workers should "consider DPP-4 inhibitors as a possible cause of seve Continue reading >>

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  1. cristi 25

    Metformin and Januvia!!!!

    Good Morning....its 10am in SD
    After reading all this bad things about ACTOS AND JANUVIA together i asked my doc to take me off this pills PLEASE...so he told me to take METFORMIN 500mg in the morning with Januvia100mg and Metformin again at dinner..Iam no doc but it seems like too many pills.lol anyways iam going to try it and see how it goes....
    With actos i gain 15pounds omg thats a lot i weight, 140 thats a lot for me ...
    My dad has diabetes too, iam always afraid of the lows cause he gets them alot really bad ones too.I really hope this pills dont bring my sugar too low...
    Have a good day...

  2. Peter Wolfe

    Hi Cristi,
    The risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is low for Januvia. Also, taking Januvia with metformin usually does not increase the risk of low blood sugar. Studies of Januvia combined with other diabetes drugs also showed that Januvia does not have an effect on weight. Don't worry, I'm on both medications and don't have any problems.

  3. furball64801

    I agree with Peter here, both the meds your on arent the type that produce lows, the met prevents the liver from dumping more glucose. It might sound like a lot of meds and for some it might be for others it not a lot. Metformin can be prescribed in as high a dose as 2,250 per day, glipizide is like 20 mg per day its the way the drug works that counts metformin sounds like a lot but you have to have the mg size for it to even begin to work and by the way it might take a month to build up in your system.

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http://ulli.toolsrock.com/anti-aging.... Hi my name is Ullika Pouliquen, I am a practitioner of alternative medicine and today I am going to talk about your joint pain all over body and what to do about it. To get a better picture we need to differentiate between an acute and a chronic joint pain all over body. Acute joint pain all over body has a sudden onset and goes away in a few days or weeks, chronic joint pain all over body often comes on slowly and dont leave us for months, if at all. In the case of acute joint pain all over body we know we can usually rely on our ice pack and rest, and a little time to heal. But what I really want to discuss here are the reasons for chronic joint pain all over body. The kind of joint pain there is so to speak "no cure" for! Our body is created as a self- healing system and will heal given the chance! It is the little things we do on a regular basis and have been doing for years that are the reasons for our chronic joint pain. Wear and tear will irritate our joints and cause inflammation therefore, of course, general low impact exercise and stretching should be on our daily menu to strengthen our muscles and to avoid joints getting overworked and inflamed. But the biggest reason for joint pain all over body of the chronic kind is usually our diet! How can our body rid itself of inflammatory by-products if we feed ourselves day in day out with foods that it does not recognize as nutritious fuel but just more toxins? This will cause congestion and the added pressure thereof will cause pain. Think of your joint as a building site. Some material needs to be replaced so we're calling for new material to be brought to the site so that the broken down part can be fixed. If we are feeding our body useless building blocks that look good but are of bad quality then our building will collapse before completed. Even worse, if we feed our body chemicals which are really nothing more than toxins to our system then that would be equal to dropping rubble on the highway and blocking the route to the site. All the parts of every cell in our body are constantly being replaced and we need good nutritious building blocks if we want our metabolism to turn over as designed. Just like we wouldn't put low-grade fuel into a ....Maserati .....it's no different for our body. It craves fresh food as unadulterated as possible to function best and that does NOT mean we have to eat and all raw diet for the rest of our lives. We have identified what kind of foods are more helpful for a particular problem and what supplements, vitamins and minerals we need to speed up the healing process. Your reasons for joint pain all over body can certainly be remedied by using good healthy foods, the right supplementation and some body care. It has been proven that just taking one supplement is equally as effective as over-the-counter pain relief or prescription drugs. Sounds too simple? Some people get 100% relief just by increasing the good fats in their diet! Remember 100 000 die of side-effects of prescription drugs every year in the US alone so the alternative may be well worth looking at. Your specific condition, your lifestyle and other factors will determine what kind of program is right for you. I CAN help you draw up a plan that works for you PERSONALLY if you want to take advantage of my OFFER OF A FREE CONSULTATION. For that you'll need to click on the link below and I'll be happy to assist you. http://ulli.toolsrock.com/anti-aging.... Ullika Pouliquen ND. DO. LicAc

14 Ways To Reduce Joint Pain With Diabetes

Diabetes can damage joints, making life and movement much harder. How does this happen, and what can we do about it? A lot. “Without properly functioning joints, our bodies would be unable to bend, flex, or even move,” says Sheri Colberg, PhD, author of The Diabetic Athlete, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, and other books. Joint pain is often called “arthritis.” “A joint is wherever two bones come together,” Colberg writes. The bones are held in place by ligaments, which attach bones to each other, and by tendons, which attach bones to the muscles that move them. The ends of the bones are padded with cartilage, a whitish gel made from collagen, proteins, fiber, and water. Cartilage allows bones to move on each other without being damaged. Joint cartilage can be damaged by injuries or by wear and tear with hard use. “Aging alone can lead to some loss of [the] cartilage layer in knee, hip, and other joints,” says Colberg “but having diabetes potentially speeds up damage to joint surfaces.” Sometimes extra glucose sticks to the surfaces of joints, gumming up their movement. This stickiness interferes with movement and leads to wear-and-tear injury. High glucose l Continue reading >>

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  1. sweetmissmagnolia

    does anyone use/wear diabetic shoes/socks?

    Do they really make a difference??? Today I could only get 1mile in on my elliptical cause my feet were hurting/burning (think neuropathy's coming on)....I've heard that diabetics are supposed to wear diabetic socks/shoes but never checked into them....maybe someone who has tried them can give me advice...do they really make any difference??? I usually wear either slip on comfy sandal flops or good old tennis shoes....lately I've noticed that some of my socks are tighter than usual but just tossed that up to having dried them in the dryer one too many times LOL my feet aren't swollen or anything since I've been exercising they look "normal"--meaning not puffy and my ankles are more defined than they used to be--I need new socks anyway....i recently saw that the store I go to started carrying diabetic socks....haven't seen shoes yet....

  2. Jwp

    My wife bought me a pair of the socks, they're just more airy and have more cushion. So for me, they weren't really hugely different, but more comfortable for sure.

  3. TennisPlayerHelena

    No I dont have any specialist diabetic shoes but I do have to do something.
    I change between low and high shoes. The low ones pull on my tendons if I wear them too long and the high ones make the balls of my feet burn. So I keep changing maybe once or twice a day.
    Works for me lol

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How to get rid of swollen legs feet and ankles fast naturally due to fluid retention and edema. Home remedies for swollen feet. Our body can eliminate the excess fluids on its own, through urine, or sweat. However, when its function is affected, the fluid starts accumulating in the tissues, and causes swelling. The swelling is most prominent in legs, feet, ankles, hands, and sometimes even in face. This is known as peripheral edema. There are two types of edema. pitting edema, and non-pitting edema. In pitting edema, an indentation is formed, when pressured is applied on the swollen area. This indentation will persist for sometime, even after the pressure is released. The causes for pitting edema are: Sitting for too long. Congestive heart failure. High intake of Sodium. Deficiency of Potassium and magnesium. Pregnancy. Medication side effects. Wearing tight socks, etc., In non-pitting edema, indentation is not formed when pressure is applied. Non-pitting edema is caused due to disorders in lymphatic system. Non-pitting edema is more serious, and difficult to treat, than pitting edema. Whatever might be the reasons for swelling and fluid retention, you must consult your doctor, immediately. However, there are some home remedies you could take, to reduce swelling in the body. 1. Drink water. Drinking less than the recommended amount of water, which is 6-8 glasses a day, can dehydrate your body, and is very dangerous to your health. In cases of dehydration, the body tries to rehydrate itself, by taking water from different tissues, which may lead to fluid retention and other serious health problems. 2. Reduce the intake of sodium. Sodium is present in almost any of the foods we eat every day, so its really hard to avoid. However, consuming too much of it can cause numerous health problems, including fluid retention. 3. Avoid processed foods. Processed foods are rich in sugar and sodium, which are among the main risk factors for fluid retention, and a variety of other diseases and conditions. You must avoid processed foods as much as possible. 4. Eat potassium, and magnesium rich foods. Potassium deficiency has been linked to fluid imbalance, as well as improperly functioning organs. Magnesium is very important for our health, and we need about 200 mg of it a day. In case of these deficiencies, the body will experience fluid retention. So make sure to eat nuts, seeds, whole grains, and avocado, in order to optimize the levels of the minerals in your body. 6. Eat Vitamin B6 rich food. Lack of this vitamin, is one of the main causes of fluid retention. Eat more tuna, pistachios, bananas, chicken, and sunflower seeds, in order to resolve the problem. 7. Exercise. In order to prevent fluid retention, exercise is key. Start being physically active today, in order to keep the levels of fluids in your body regulated, and keep everything functioning properly. Go for a walk, run, or swim, and aim for 30 minutes of exercise per day 3 times a week, or more, if you have the time. 8. Elevate your legs. While sleeping, or resting, elevate your legs with a pillow, to reduce the swelling in your ankles, and prevent accumulation of fluids in your joints. 9. Don't wear tight clothes. Wearing tight clothes can impair your circulation, and cause numerous problems. Also, don't wear socks which are too tight. If you follow these tips, you may steer clear of the condition and stay healthy. About HomeYog: HomeYog is here to help you live life to the fullest. We create videos to help you in maintaining your health, beauty, nutrition and fitness. We also create videos to help you in self development, motivation and stress management. Please watch our videos and leave comments so that we can improve and in turn help you better. Please subscribe to our: Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/theremed... Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh2Q... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HomeYog Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HomeYog Visit Our Website: http://HomeYog.com/ For medical disclaimer, please watch till the end of this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aevz0...

Swelling (edema) And Diabetes - Swelling In The Legs, Ankles And Feet

Tweet Edema (known as oedema in the UK) is a build up of fluid in the body (water retention) which causes swelling. Edema commonly affects the legs, ankles, feet and wrist. Water retention is often treatable, with treatment varying depending on the cause. Symptoms of edema The main symptom of edema is swelling of the affected area. Other symptoms that may occur, along with swelling, include: Weight gain Aching limbs Stiff joints Discolouration of skin Hypertension (high blood pressure) What causes swelling in the legs, feet and ankles? Swollen ankles and legs will often be brought on, or aggravated, by long periods of standing. A number of medications can increase the risk of oedema. Such medications include corticosteroids, blood pressure medications and the contraceptive pill. Water retention may also be caused by a number of conditions including: A high intake of salt can increase the problems of swelling in people with kidney disease. Treatment for edema Treatment for edema may vary depending on the cause. Water retention may be resolved if the underlying cause can be adequately treated. Regular physical activity and preventing long periods of standing can help reduce water ret Continue reading >>

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  1. dust-of-the-earth

    How long does it take for complications

    In terms of number of years, how long does it take for complications to start affecting?
    1 yr, 5 years 10 ? I am speaking of minimum.

  2. april

    My specialist told me last week - if a diabetic doesn't have complications after 15 yrs, the liklihood of them getting them is nil. How she comes to this conclusion is questionable..

  3. Richard157

    It varies from one individual to another. I have been diabetic for 62 years an I am very healthy. I have mild neuropathy and some minor nerve damage but no other pdoblems caused by my diabetes. Other diabetics, however, have been known to have bad complications within a few years of their diagnosis. This is usually caused by very poor control and having high blood sugar levels fo a long period of time. I had those high levels most of the time for almost 40 years but hey had little effect on me. I have read that is possibly due to "good genes". My endo has no explanation for it. If you keep your A1c below 6.5 (ideally below 6.0) then your chances of avoiding bad complications are greatly increased. In the worse case scenario I have read that some diabetics have even had complications before diagnosis. They evidently had a lot of high blood sugar before they went to a doctor. These things can happen but they probably won't if you have good control and there was no damage prior to your diagnosis. Take good care of yourself! I wish you a long and happy life without complications!!

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