Fluoroquinolones Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

This article is of interest to those of us affected by Cipro, Levaquin and other FQs. I appreciate that it not only sounds the alarm re: a link between T2 diabetes and these broad spectrum antibiotics, but it also proposes magnesium supplementation, in combo with thiamine (vitamin B1), as a possible fix. We can, indeed, heal our bodies.

Floxie Hope

Diabetes Article Graph Pic Fluoroquinolone antibiotics and type 2 diabetes mellitus Telfer, Stephen J. Medical Hypotheses , Volume 83 , Issue 3 , 263 – 269

Please read Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Diabetes on Hormones Matter.


And here is the source article, “Fluoroquinolone antibiotics and type 2 diabetes mellitus” – http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/article/S0306-9877(14)00217-5/fulltext

The thought that fluoroquinolones cause cellular damage and magnesium depletion to the point that they increase the risk of type 2 diabetes is frightening, for sure.  There is quite a bit of evidence that dietary adjustments can influence type 2 diabetes significantly though.  So, that’s a reason for some hope.

The role of magnesium depletion in FQ toxicity described in “Fluoroquinolone antibiotics and type 2 diabetes mellitus” helps to explain why magnesium is the supplement that seems to help floxies almost across the board.  Magnesium is necessary for hundreds of enzymatic reactions.

A hopeful thing about the article, “Fluoroquinolone antibiotics…

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