Dose-response relation between sulfonylurea drugs and mortality in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Ok. Let me get this straight. One of the drugs that used to be a mainstay for diabetic treatment, the sulfonylureas (such as glucotrol) actually more than doubled the risk of dying? That sounds much safer than lifestyle changes. Can’t quite figure out why this class is still on the market.
It’s also well known to ultimately destroy the beta cells of the pancreas (the cells that produce insulin), pretty much ensuring that patients on this drug would ultimately be on insulin.