Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In Type 2 diabetes patients, either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. If Type 2 diabetes goes untreated, it can be a life-threatening disease.
According to the Mayo Clinic, there’s no cure for Type 2 diabetes, but can be managed through eating well, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. If diet and exercise don’t control your blood sugar, you may need diabetes medications or insulin therapy.
Type 2 diabetes drugs including Byetta®, Janumet®, and Januvia® are prescribed to improve blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes patients. Recently, those drugs, specifically, have been linked to serious pancreatic problems, including pancreatic cancer. Additionally, these drugs have been linked to thyroid cancer.
Other Type 2 diabetes drug that has been linked to increased pancreatic and thyroid cancer is:
What Should you Do?
If you or a loved one has taken Byetta, Janumet, Januvia, Bydureon, Tradjenta or Victoza and developed pancreatic or thyroid cancer, contact WKW today.