What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus Type 2—or adult onset diabetes—is the most common form of diabetes. It develops when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates metabolism) or when cells in the body become resistant to the effects of insulin. The initial symptoms of Type 2 diabetes often include thirst, hunger, frequent urination, and unexplained fatigue.

Type 2 diabetes can be managed with diet and exercise, but some people supplement their treatment with drugs like Actos®. Numerous studies have linked Actos to conditions like bladder cancer, heart failure, and bone fractures. If you were prescribed Actos to treat Type 2 diabetes and you developed health problems, call the Actos lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough at (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Type 2 Diabetes Health Complications

People with Type 2 diabetes are at risk of developing other serious health problems, such as:

  • Poor Eyesight
    Type 2 diabetes often causes new blood vessels to grow at the back of the eye, which may lead to a clouding of vision. If untreated, these blood vessel growths can lead to blindness.
  • Poor Circulation
    Type 2 diabetes makes it more difficult for the body to circulate blood evenly. This can cause a person’s fingers, toes, or even entire limbs to become deprived of oxygen and require amputation.
  • Poor Immunity
    Type 2 diabetes causes blood sugar levels to rise, which can result in reduced function of the immune cells and increased inflammation. This can increase susceptibility to common infections and decrease the body’s ability to fight them.

The longer you have Type 2 diabetes, the higher your risk is of developing these conditions and other serious complications. Diabetes drugs like Actos can help manage the condition, but they can pose health problems of their own.

Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Can Help

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’re dedicated to helping people who were injured by drugs like Actos get the compensation they need for their medical bills and lost wages. Don’t wait to get the help you need—call today.

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