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    Default FDA approves first oral GLP-1 treatment for type 2 diabetes

    Summary: a medication as effective as insulin, now available in tablet form, will eliminate the need for injections. However, the cost is comparable to insulin and the only savings might be in the cost of syringes. Please also note side effects.

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    September 20, 2019

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Rybelsus (semaglutide) oral tablets to improve control of blood sugar in adult patients with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise. Rybelsus is the first glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor protein treatment approved for use in the United States that does not need to be injected. GLP-1 drugs are non-insulin treatments for people with type 2 diabetes.
    “Patients want effective treatment options for diabetes that are as minimally intrusive on their lives as possible, and the FDA welcomes the advancement of new therapeutic options that can make it easier for patients to control their condition,” said Lisa Yanoff, M.D, acting director of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Before this approval, patients did not have an oral GLP1 option to treat their type 2 diabetes, and now patients will have a new option for treating type 2 diabetes without injections.”

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    Default Re: FDA approves first oral GLP-1 treatment for type 2 diabetes

    Holy cow!! You're right about the side effects--thyroid tumors, pancreatitis, damage to the eye's retina, acute kidney injury, etc. Why take this when a natural substance called berberine will do everything this medication will do and more. Berberine is an herb, yellow in color, that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for decades. Research supports berberine's ability to not only lower blood sugar levels, but it also promotes weight loss and reduces high LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, without any of the side effects of the medication above.
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