When someone is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the first way your concierge family physicians, will attempt to get it under control is through lifestyle changes: mainly diet and exercise. If that isn’t sufficient, we will proceed to drug therapy, trying to bring blood sugar levels to an acceptable level.
Millions of Americans are missing out on a chance to avoid debilitating fractures from weakened bones, researchers say, because they are terrified of exceedingly rare side effects from drugs that can help them.
Reports of the drugs’ causing jawbones to rot and thighbones to snap in two have shaken many osteoporosis patients so much that they say they would rather take their chances with the disease. Use of the most commonly prescribed osteoporosis drugs fell by 50 percent from 2008 to 2012, according to a recent paper, and doctors say the trend is continuing.
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