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CGM Candidates

In your opinion, which diabetes patients are the best candidates for CGM?

- Patients on more than five diabetes medications
- Patients unable to achieve their HbA1c goal despite focused efforts
- Patients with frequent or extreme glucose excursions (>200 mg/dL, within day or day-to-day)
- or All of the above?

Follow the link to see how you and your colleagues compare.

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SGLT2 Inhibitors: A New Class of Diabetes Medications

SGLT2-1HIW

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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It Doesn’t Have to Happen

You may have read Dave Joffe's Editor's Note on the relative risk of developing diabetes and how sometimes patients use it as an excuse for having diabetes. Although we don't like to blame patients, it is true some people do think and say, "Why try? I have a family history of diabetes. I'm sure to get it too." Well, we know that isn't 100% true. Hopefully we work with our patients to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

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