We have 12 classes of drugs for the war on diabetes. The latest class is SGLT2 inhibitors and the newest of these is dapagliflozin. I read the manufacturer’s package insert an updated my SGLT2 inhibitor post.
Fun Fact: Taking 10 mg/day of dapagliflozin leads to loss of blood glucose into the urinary tract to the tune of 70 grams a day.
That’s 280 calories down the drain. I suspect that cutting 70 grams of carbohydrate from your diet would have just as much effect on diabetes as do these drugs.
Steve Parker, M.D.