Sodium-Glucose Blocker Drugs and The Flesh-Eating Disease

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Diabetic patients should be aware that SGLT2 blocker drugs like Invokana could trigger Fournier's Gangrene

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - If you have read the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) latest opinion on diabetes medication called SGLT-2 blockers, you may be alarmed and looking for answers. The FDA has linked SGLT-2 blocker drugs such as canagliflozin (Invokana), canagliflozin/metformin (Invokamet), and dapagliflozin (Farxiga) to patients that have developed Fournier's Gangrene, a form of necrotizing fasciitis of the genitals that can require genital amputation for men. There have been 55 known cases of Fournier's Gangrene reported to the FDA but I suspect that that number could be many times higher. Very few doctors and an even smaller number of the diabetic population have ever heard of Fournier's Gangrene and simply attribute the diseases unique symptoms to that of having diabetes in general. If you or a loved one is suffering from diabetes and are taking a sodium-glucose blocker drug you should continue to take the drug until you have consulted your doctor and expressed your concerns. Diabetes drug infection lawsuit lawyers have vast experience in handling medical litigation lawsuit cases and offer a free no obligation consultation before filing a lawsuit claim.

Sodium-glucose blocker drugs are thought to be the cutting edge in the treatment of diabetes and the preferred drug for diabetics that do not wish to take regular insulin injections. SGLT-2 blockers work by diverting sugar from the bloodstream directly into the urine and bypass the kidneys. According to "SGLT2 inhibitors reduce blood glucose by blocking the action of a protein called sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) in the kidney. This protein is responsible for reabsorbing sugar back into the body from urine. Blocking this protein prevents the kidney from reabsorbing glucose from urine and causes glucose to be removed from the body through urine. This lowers the level of glucose in the blood."

Diabetes is one of those diseases that can kill you if the symptoms are not taken seriously and treated immediately. Every adult should look for the common symptoms that you could be developing diabetes such as frequent urination, feeling extremely thirsty, feeling hungry immediately after eating, feeling extremely fatigued, blurry vision, slow-healing cuts, uncontrollable weight loss and tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands and feet, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) at Early detection of diabetes, like other life-threatening diseases such as cancer, is essential to effectively treat the disease. Interestingly, the ADA lists nutrition and diet at the top of the list of things a person can do to prevent, treat, and even reverse the symptoms of diabetes. Authors for the ADA have come up with The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook to help those who wish to fight the disease and live a more healthy lifestyle. The book is a must-read for those wishing to incorporate a healthy diet into the diabetes fight. The book focuses on eating a plant-based diet that eliminates foods that contain processed sugars and grains that can result in a quick burst of glucose into the bloodstream. Processing grains or carbohydrates increases their surface area and makes sugars more rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. The book stresses eating an abundance of "whole foods" such as slow-release carbohydrates, green vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and the like. Moreover, the book contains recipes to prepare healthy meals for the entire family. The book also comes with a sample grocery list to help you to shop more effectively and stock up on the foods you will need.

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