Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
October 9, 2001
Pills for Diabetes
Question from El Paso, Texas, USA:
Do thiazolidinediones cause a so-called fatty liver?
Rezulin [Rezulin, a pill for type 2 diabetes] was withdrawn from the market because of a rare, but potentially fatal, risk of drug-induced liver failure. The mechanism of the liver failure was not predictable. The other medications from the same group that are currently on the market, Actos [pioglitazone] and Avandia [rosiglitazone], do not have the same risk for the liver dysfunction.
In communicating this information, it is important to note that patients with poorly controlled type�2 diabetes develop fatty liver, and treatment with drugs like Rezulin have been shown to improve the fatty liver.