SULFONYLUREA INDUCED BETA-CELL APOPTOSIS IN CULTURED HUMAN ISLETS
There are times when I feel I read too much medical literature. It scares me. The research on this issue started to arise about 4 years ago. We started to realize that a major class of diabetic drugs (sulfonylureas such as glyburide) actually slowly kills off the beta cells of the pancreas.
So, while they do help the blood sugar issue for a time by forcing the pancreas to produce more insulin, ultimately they are killing off these same cells. If this information does not prompt a more natural approach to diabetes, then nothing will.