Vitamin E May Help the Heart in Some Diabetics.

Vitamin E is one of a group of nutrients known as anti-oxidants. Exposure of our tissues to vital oxygen causes us to “rust” just like the Tin Man. Anti-oxidants slow or prevent the rusting of the tissues. For this reason, many experts have advised taking Vitamin...

Avandia Becomes The Britney Spears of Medicine

Once the superstar of the medical world and the number one darling of doctors for the treatment of diabetes, Avandia is now a big disgrace. The image of Britney Spears comes to mind when considering this story. After all, the rise and fall of Avandia does make for...

Two More Diabetes Drugs in Trouble This Week

Two of the newest diabetes treatments suffered major set-backs this week. Endocrinologists across the U.S. received a notice today that Exubera, the inhaled form of insulin, would soon become unavailable. This is because Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant which has sole...

The Avandia Debate: Common Sense Required

More on the Avandia Debate: Common Sense vs. the Statisticians I previously addressed the issue of “relative risk” in this blog, as it applies to the perceived hazard of using Avandia (rosiglitazone) to treat diabetics. To gain a better understanding of the true...