Warning: These 4 Popular Prescription Drugs May Cause Diabetes

Surprise! Your prescription drug may cause diabetes! Here are 4 of the most common culprits…

If you have ever discussed diabetes with your doctor, you were probably told the importance of controlling your blood sugar through diet. While this certainly is an important factor, did you know that there is another common cause of  diabetes that most doctors don’t even mention?

Believe it or not, your doctor-prescribed medication could end up giving you diabetes! In fact, there are currently over 300 known drugs that have been linked to diabetes.

Below are 4 of the most common drugs that may cause diabetes. Check your medicine cabinet, and make sure you understand all of the risks if you are taking any of these:

1. Antibiotics:

You probably know by now that antibiotics are far from the risk-free drug many folks believe they are. But it turns out it’s not just antibiotic resistance and superbugs that you need to be concerned about. Antibiotics are also linked to diabetes. And the more of them you take the higher your risk of developing type 2 diabetes rises.

According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism people with five or more prescriptions for antibiotics in a year had a 50 percent greater risk of type 2 diabetes than people with one or no prescriptions…

If you don’t’ have a serious infection consider trying a natural antibiotic such as oil of oregano or olive leaf extract instead. Be very picky about when you take a prescription antibiotic. And always take a probiotic whenever you’re taking one, to help protect and restore your healthy gut bugs.

2. Diuretics:

Diuretics are often prescribed for high blood pressure. But taking them could have you jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire, because this blood pressure fix could raise your risk for diabetes by as much as 30 percent!

Talk to your doctor about trying natural diuretics instead…

3. Prednisone:


4. Statins:

Taking statin drugs increases your risk for diabetes by a staggering 50 percent. Not only do these drugs increase your body’s insulin resistance, statins also reduce your pancreas’ ability to produce insulin. It’s a diabetes double whammy…


Read the full article about diabetes and drug risks at HealthierTalk.com




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