Common Pain Reliever May Help Treat Type 2 DiabetesTuesday, March 16, 2010
Common Pain Reliever May Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes
By Mike Boyle
The common pain reliever salsalate, which, like aspirin is an anti-inflammatory drug and is often used to treat arthritis, may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels.
A preliminary study has shown that salsalate actually reduced blood sugar levels, in addition to helping with glycemic control at a variety of doses with type 2 diabetes. One caveat, though, the drug also has been shown to increase protein in the urine and its long-term safety will need further investigation.
WebMD has more on how this painkiller may also reduce blood sugar levels.