I took Claravis (generic of Accutane) for about 5 months. I was taken off because I got TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction) in my jaw. I have been off of it for about 11 months now. Last month, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. After looking over my claravis packaging, I see that high blood sugar is a side effect. I was never told about this, but granted I should have read and done more research. As anyone else developed Type 1 Diabetes after taking this drug? I really only see things about inflammatory bowel disease.
Type 1 usually shows up during childhood or teen years. Regardless, if that med pushed your blood sugars higher, it won't matter as the body was predisposed for the diabetes. However, if you were finally diagnosed, it had little to do with it. Type 2 diabetes can be caused by medication. My medications have me in that group. Diet and carefully controlling blood sugar levels are essential with either. Exercise has to be done to help control weight and symptoms. If overweight, be sure to work with the doctor and a registered dietician to adjust your food portions and choices. This is a livable condition if you are careful. Mary Tyler Moore is in her late seventies, perhaps older, and is a Type 1 diabetic. It can get done.
Same here - my son 14yo was diagnosed w/ type 1 diabetes 5 months after taking Claravis, that the derm practically pushed down our throats. Tell everyone who will listen not to give to growing children. Worst part is they are monitored by a nurse while on it - not even an MD!
I reported to Ipledge - who knows what they do w/ the info!
Yes, my husband also developed Type I diabetes shortly after taking accutane in his early twenties. This happened within months. He also had a virus and took antibiotics in that timeframe. While it’s true you have a genetic susceptibility there is an external trigger from what we were told.
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