Could Medicines Affect on Pancreas to Produce Insulin?

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Niacin (vitamin B3), just for illustration (credit to Shuvani)

Previous post (please read: Why Pancreas of Type 2 Diabetic Persons Produce Less Insulin?), we mentioned several factors may affect on beta cell to produce insulin in pancreas.

Factors lead to harm beta cells are distinguished at least in three groups:
- Medical or pharmacological
- Biological or metabolically
- Environmental factor

We discuss effect of medicine on beta cells in this post. Some drugs have negative effect on beta cells:
- antimicrobial drugs
- antidepressants
- Niacin (vitamin B3)
- anti seizure medicines
- HIV medicines
- Pneumonia medicine such as Pentamidine
- Glucocorticoids (asthma and rheumatic arthritis drugs)
- Statin


Statin tablets (credit to AARP)

Two medicines that got attention recently are Statin and Niacin. Both are used to lower cholesterol level in the blood.

Niacin is a supplement, mean we can buy without doctor prescriptions. It is sold not only in drug stores, but also in groceries (I saw in some groceries).

Statin is a prescription medicine. In addition to combat bad cholesterol, Statin also known for heart protection, and avoiding stroke. Unfortunately, Statin may develop risk of diabetes.

Niacin as vitamin B3, a supplement that could reduce arthritis and stimulate brain function. Proper dosage is 15 mg per day.

Negative effect of Niacin that it increases the level of sugar in the blood. Thus, It may harm beta cell, then affect on diabetes patients.

Finally, diabetes patients should aware about negative effect of any medicines. If doubt, just come and ask physicians.

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  2. İnteresting post 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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      Factors lead to harm beta cells are distinguished at least in three groups:
      - Medical or pharmacological
      - Biological or metabolically
      - Environmental factor

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    1. Thank yo to visit:
      Could Medicines Affect on Pancreas to Produce Insulin?
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      We discuss effect of medicine on beta cells in this post. Some drugs have negative effect on beta cells:
      - antimicrobial drugs
      - antidepressants
      - Niacin (vitamin B3)
      - anti seizure medicines
      - HIV medicines
      - Pneumonia medicine such as Pentamidine
      - Glucocorticoids (asthma and rheumatic arthritis drugs)
      - Statin

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  5. Really interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards

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      Statin tablets (credit to AARP)

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  6. I didn't know that Statin and Niacin can have a negative effect on increasing the sugar level in the blood. This post made me think about how careful we have to be taking any prescription drugs.
    Excellent post!

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    1. Yes, we should aware negative effect of medicine...

      Thank yo to visit:
      Could Medicines Affect on Pancreas to Produce Insulin?
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      Two medicines that got attention recently are Statin and Niacin. Both are used to lower cholesterol level in the blood.

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    1. Thank yo to visit:
      Could Medicines Affect on Pancreas to Produce Insulin?
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      Niacin is a supplement, mean we can buy without doctor prescriptions. It is sold not only in drug stores, but also in groceries (I saw in some groceries).

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  8. Very interesting post, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank yo to visit:
      Could Medicines Affect on Pancreas to Produce Insulin?
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      Statin is a prescription medicine. In addition to combat bad cholesterol, Statin also known for heart protection, and avoiding stroke. Unfortunately, Statin may develop risk of diabetes.

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  9. To avoid one disease people got other diseases, phew!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. yes, sometimes...

      Thank yo to visit:
      Could Medicines Affect on Pancreas to Produce Insulin?
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      Niacin as vitamin B3, a supplement that could reduce arthritis and stimulate brain function. Proper dosage is 15 mg per day.

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      Negative effect of Niacin that it increases the level of sugar in the blood. Thus, It may harm beta cell, then affect on diabetes patients.

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  11. Sometimes the cure is worst than the disease!! Always have to be mindful! Thanks for the info. Have a great week!

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    1. Yes, Indeed...

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      Finally, diabetes patients should aware about negative effect of any medicines. If doubt, just come and ask physicians.

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      Niacin (vitamin B3), just for illustration (credit to Shuvani)

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    1. Thank yo to visit:
      Could Medicines Affect on Pancreas to Produce Insulin?
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      Previous post (please read: Why Pancreas of Type 2 Diabetic Persons Produce Less Insulin?), we mentioned several factors may affect on beta cell to produce insulin in pancreas.

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  14. Very interesting post Tanza !! Thank you for sharing it with us.
    We have to reflect on the consumption of medications, since most of them are chemical. Well, we must think on all kind of medications and nutritional suplements too.
    Your previous post is also interesting.
    I wish you a very nice afternoon,
    Big hugs, Caty

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    1. yes, indeed...

      Thank yo to visit:
      Could Medicines Affect on Pancreas to Produce Insulin?
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      Factors lead to harm beta cells are distinguished at least in three groups:
      - Medical or pharmacological
      - Biological or metabolically
      - Environmental factor

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  15. unfortunately, this is often the case: people treat one disease and cure another disease for this disease
    best regards
    Lili

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    1. Thank yo to visit:
      Could Medicines Affect on Pancreas to Produce Insulin?
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      We discuss effect of medicine on beta cells in this post. Some drugs have negative effect on beta cells:
      - antimicrobial drugs
      - antidepressants
      - Niacin (vitamin B3)
      - anti seizure medicines
      - HIV medicines
      - Pneumonia medicine such as Pentamidine
      - Glucocorticoids (asthma and rheumatic arthritis drugs)
      - Statin

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  16. Interestingly, when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a statin was recommended. While my cholesterol was normal, as a debetic, they wanted it super low.

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