DI­A­BETES MEDS CAN COM­BAT OS­TEO­PORO­SIS

Reader's Digest - - World Of Medicine -

Be­cause type 2 di­a­betes af­fects bone me­tab­o­lism, it’s not un­com­mon for peo­ple with the ill­ness to de­velop os­teo­poro­sis. In fact, many med­i­ca­tions treat both dis­eases. Re­searchers in the United King­dom and Greece found that met­formin, sul­fony­lureas (such as Glu­cotrol), DPP-4 in­hibitors (such as Janu­via and Ong­lyza), and GLP-1 re­cep­tor ag­o­nists (such as Vic­toza and Trulic­ity) work best to help strengthen bones and con­trol di­a­betes. If you suf­fer from both con­di­tions, ask your doc­tor which of these drugs is best for you.

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