type 2 diabetes

  1. Diabetes drug makers slapped with $9 billion penalty

    Court hits Big Pharma with $9 billion haymaker

    Listen, I've heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. But I've spent most of my adult life trying to figure out which language these slimy drug company execs are speaking.

    They always seem to be talking Martian -- and when they do, it gets my Mercury rising fast.

    But it looks like a Louisiana jury has finally cracked the code. Because they're sending two of the largest, dirtiest drug companies on the block a loud message you'd understand in any language.

    They're slapping 'em right in the wallet. A federal court has just fined Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly $9 BILLION for allegedly lying and withholding data proving that their diabetes drug Actos causes bladder cancer.

    This wasn't some slap on the wrist, either -- it was a punch in the gut. This is more than THREE TIMES what the Libyan government paid to victims after it blew up Pan Am Flight 103. And it represents two full years of Eli Lilly's profits.

    The only shame is that we couldn't make these heartless, drug-pushing hooligans pay more.

    You see, the FDA warned in 2011 that Actos could boost your bladder cancer risk 40%, but "only" if you took it for longer than a year. Well, that covers just about everybody. Ever heard of a diabetes drug you only take for a year?

    And you'll have to excuse Takeda and Eli Lilly if they weren't exactly floored by the news. According to a whistleblower who came forward during the trial, Takeda knowingly withheld information that linked Actos to cancer. These greedy pigs were hell-bent on getting FDA approval, even if it killed you.

    Well, as my mother always said, only a fool gets tricked twice. If you're taking Cialis, Prozac, Prevacid, or any other product made by Eli Lilly and Takeda, talk to your doc about ditching them forever. Because what we know about these drugs is terrifying -- but what we don't know may be even worse.

    Your backstage pass to Big Pharma's dirty dealings,

  2. Diabetes doubles pancreatic cancer risk

    The diabetes death sentence

    We Americans like to think we're in shape -- unfortunately, that shape is usually a pear. As chubby Americans' waists and backsides expand faster than the national debt, diabetes has stopped being a disease and started becoming something else altogether.

    A rite of passage.

    I hope you're not a quitter, friend. I hope you're not one of the millions of Americans resigned to spending your golden years pricking your finger and choking down disgustingly sour plain yogurt by the barrelful.

    Because if you're on the road to diabetes, there's a heck of a lot more at stake than facing a future full of painful injections. Whether you realize it or not, you're locked in a fight for your life.

    Australian researchers have just wrapped up a massive analysis proving that the moment your doctor hands down a dreaded diabetes diagnosis, he may as well also be handing you a death sentence. That's because diabetes DOUBLES your chances of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

    Pancreatic cancer is the Harlem Globetrotters of terminal diseases. It almost never loses. In fact, the five-year survival rate for Stage IV pancreatic cancer is an abysmal 1%. Even if you're lucky enough to catch pancreatic cancer early, you still only have a one-in-10 chance of beating it.

    Diabetes isn't something you should get used to -- it's a wrecking ball that destroys everything from your heart to your brain, and it's high time you fought it tooth and nail. That means following a strict, protein-rich diet and cutting out all added sugars for good.

    Because at the end of the day, you have two choices -- you have to either kiss carbs or your family good-bye. And I don't know about you, but that's an easy choice for me.

  3. Treat diabetes by burning your kidneys?

    A wacky (and expensive) new diabetes treatment would destroy parts of your kidneys and nervous system with a flaming hot, electrified wire.
  4. Time to quit your night job

    Love the night life? It ain't loving you back. In fact, it's killing you -- and I'm not talking about a night out drinking, smoking and playing cards with the guys. All that's downright healthy if you do it right -- but there's nothing healthy about a steady night job other than the paycheck.
  5. Diabetes 'cure' is worse than the disease

    Good news, diabetics: You can be "cured" of your disease -- and all you have to do is starve yourself for four months. Sound like fun? Of course it doesn't -- but researchers claim they'll leave you disease-free if you're willing to take leave of your senses and commit to a diet of just 500 calories a day, and not a drop more.
  6. What you don't know about diabetes

    Did you know that even a little red meat causes diabetes? Or that if you swap that meat for some nuts and whole grains, you can slash your disease risk? Yeah that was news to me, too.
  7. Mommy issues

    But in a twisted experiment that never should have made it past an ethics committee, researchers pumped 8-year-old girls full of the diabetes drug metformin for four years to see how it would affect their fertility later on.
  8. ZZZZZ way to battle diabetes?

    The study found that people who get less than six hours of sleep time during the work week had a FIVE TIMES greater risk for developing the disease.
  9. What your ED could be telling you about your heart

    There's new research claiming that diabetic men who suffer from ED could be twice as likely to develop deadly heart problems.
  10. A Harvard Study Proves that Watching TV May be Making Us Fattter

    But what's even scarier is the extent of the mainstream's naiveté on the subject. Case in point: Apparently, it takes a Harvard University study to convince us that sitting around watching the boob tube is making us fatter!

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