The diabetes drug Avandia has come under fire for causing heart attack and stroke in those it was supposed to help; it may have taken the lives of 100,000 people and 600,000 still use this medication. The drug has been banned in Europe and is now heavily restricted in the United States. Dr. Oz talks to the expert who uncovered these shocking findings, and explains what alternatives you have to get your diabetes and health under control.

Click here to learn about Dr. Oz’s Just 10 Challenge. Losing just 10 pounds can help change the state of your health by either reducing your risk of diabetes or improving your chances of successfully managing your diabetes.

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How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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