I don’t understand…

February 14, 2011

I had my “Say what?” moment this morning when I heard a television commercial for a medication called Onglyza.

The Onglyza website describes the medication as “a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, type 2 diabetes is a disease in which “your body is resistant to the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells — or your body doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level.” Untreated, the disease can be life-threatening.

But in the commercial, the voice over said:  “Onglyza has not been studied with insulin.”

So let me get this straight. Someone would use this medication to help lower high blood sugar levels. Insulin is the hormone in the body that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Yet this medication has not been studied with insulin?

I guess I just don’t understand….


One comment

  1. I often wonder if Big Pharma is really out to kill us. But not before it makes a lot of money from us, of course.

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