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October 31, 2015

dave

There has been a lot of press concerning the use of SGLT-2 Inhibitors and the possibility of DKA. Logically speaking it would seem that anything that lowers glucose would be of benefit in preventing DKA, but for some reason the human body seems to defy logic. With this in mind AACE and ACE put together a group of experts to evaluate all the data and see what really was going on. One of our Doctor of Pharmacy candidates was able to find an early release of what they had to say — click here to read Item # 1.

While we are talking about new medicines and potential problems that pop up you might want to check out Item #12 and find out which drugs had the least adverse effects when added to metformin for patients no longer reaching their target on one medication alone.

Finally, since we are talking about diabetes medicines and possible adverse affects, you may want to check out our latest insulin pocket guide to make sure you are maximizing therapy with the lowest possible risk of hypoglycemia.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief