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Amphetamines for Weight Loss Article Archives

May 2008

Letter of the Week: Joan Hoover Says Amphetamines Should Not Be Prescribed to Stop Onset of Type 2 in Overweight Children

Editor's Note: This week's letter is from Joan Hoover, one of our favorite and most outspoken board members. Joan is also our patient advocate advisor. She is a tireless diabetes educator and advocate for people's access to clear, accurate, and unbiased information about the disease. When Joan speaks, we sit up and listen! Her letter is addressed to Editor-in-Chief Scott King and Diabetes Health pharmacy advisory board member R. Keith Campbell. Campbell had commented favorably on news that a doctor had successfully treated obesity in children by prescribing amphetamines.

comments 7 comments - Posted May 22, 2008

Illinois Doctor Prescribes Amphetamine To Help Kids Lose Weight and Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Teenage obesity is a growing problem. Not only does it make teens susceptible to type 2 diabetes, but it's also very hard on the teens themselves, who are often bullied or ostracized because of their weight. What can a doctor do when a teen can't seem to lose weight with diet and exercise?

comments 8 comments - Posted May 22, 2008

March 2008

Legal and Illegal Drugs: What Every Person With Diabetes Should Know Before They Party

Perhaps more than anyone, people with diabetes know that the motto “Just say no” often doesn’t work.

comments 29 comments - Posted Mar 13, 2008

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