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FDA Approves New Drug for Type II Diabetes
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on April 01, 2013 @ 12:28PM
Created on March 30, 2013 @ 8:12PM

Friday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a one-of-a-kind drug, Invokana, to help adults with Type II diabetes. Johnson and Johnson created this new method to help lower blood sugar.

"I have the Type II diabetes. Just the least little thing will put your sugar up so you have to watch close to what you do," said Nancy Juilleret, Harrison County Resident.

You only have to take this medicine once a day. This is a new improved version on a drug they tried to sell last year.

"Some things that come out make your sugar worse so you have to be kind of careful with what you do take," said Juilleret.

Like any other drug this one has some side effects. The most common one is urinary tract infections since the sugar is flushed out through the patients urine.

One woman said some new medication isn't worth taking just because of the side effects.

"Any antibiotic or any type of medication, there's always positive and negatives to it. This is another tool we can use to keep diabetes under control," said Dr. Thomas Lauderman, Doctor's Quick Care.

Doctors said whatever medication you take, make sure it's right for you.

"A person needs to follow a strict diet, take their medications follow up with the physician on a regular basis, and make sure there sugars are under control," said Dr. Lauderman.

One man said he's happy the research continues.

"Any time they're making new drugs that we can help us live longer and healthier, that's a good thing," said Bill Flesher, Harrison County resident.

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