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SGLT2 Inhibitors: A New Class of Diabetes Medications

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What is a SGLT2 Inhibitor? Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, also called gliflozin drugs,  are a new class of diabetic medications indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. They have also been found to show cardiac benefits in patients with diabetes, and are being studied for possible use in type 1 diabetes. They work by reducing the absorption of glucose via the kidneys so that excess glucose is excreted through urination.

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The Key to Device Success? Make Insulin Therapy Easy

Guest Post by David Kliff, Editor, Diabetic Investor

Whether the toy makers realize it or not, the key to getting their toys played with is to make the toy as easy to use as possible. This ease of use does not just mean things like easy insertion of a sensor, like Dexcom has done with the G6 or Abbott has done with the Libre. It goes beyond not having to calibrate either of these sensors. When it comes to increasing the use of insulin, it means making dosing insulin as “stupid” as possible; take all the decisions out of the hands of the patient.

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