Effect of Early Weight Loss on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus After 2 Years of Gastric Banding

Jan 3, 2013 Full story: Postgraduate Medicine

Steven Edelman, MD; Sunil Bhoyrul, MD; Helmuth Billy, MD; Christopher Cornell, PhD; Ted Okerson, MD, FACP; The APEX Study Group Objective: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is an established bariatric surgical procedure that produces meaningful weight loss and improvements in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and a body mass index 30 ... (more)

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San Jose, CA

#1 Jan 4, 2013
I was diagnosed with type II diabetes 2 years ago and took Actos for 3 months sometime last year. I know not everyone will experience side effects, but I did and so as the others. Mine was a surging cholesterol level. Little did I know that it's one of the drug's side effects.

Anyway, it's not what I'm scared about but the thought that it's now being linked to bladder cancer development and heart failure. If you took Actos or know someone, follow this link and be guided http://www.rotlaw.com/actos

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