What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a common disease that occurs when the body is not producing the right amount of insulin or is not producing it properly. Insulin is a particular hormone that is used to give us energy from the starches and sweets that we eat. They convert these foods into the energy that keeps us going day after day.

Popular Diabetes Drug Avandia May Cause Osteoporosis

Recent research raises the possibility that rosiglitazone (also known as the drug Avandia), a popular diabetes drug used to improve the body’s response to insulin, may increase bone thinning and with long-term treatment could lead to osteoporosis. This discovery that could help to explain why diabetics can have an increased risk of bone fractures.


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