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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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