Invokana (canagliflozin) for glucose reduction in type 2 diabetes

Canagliflozin is the first  in a new type of drugs designed to lower your overall glucose level, making your type 2 diabetes less of an issue for you.  Should you ask your doctor if you can give it a go?

You should know the particulars.  In human testing it was somewhat associated with an increased incidence of strokes and cardiovascular events, and notably associated with urinary tract infections, hypotension and hypoglycemia.  Along with a notable tendency to increase your LDL “bad” cholestrol.

It did tend to result in a 1-3% weight loss for its test subjects.

Sort of like …

Sort of like …

Sort of like getting up and getting moving and taking care of what you eat.  Which has none of these side effects.  Which actually reduces the incidence of strokes and cardiovascular events, helps regulate your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol level.

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