The infection is called Fournier Gangrene. It’s a nasty infection that I’ve seen only a few times, always in men. The FDA reports cases in both men and women taking SGLT2 inhibitors to treat their diabetes.
“Patients should seek medical attention immediately if you experience any symptoms of tenderness, redness, or swelling of the genitals or the area from the genitals back to the rectum, and have a fever above 100.4 F or a general feeling of being unwell. These symptoms can worsen quickly, so it is important to seek treatment right away.”
Source: FDA warns about rare occurrences of a serious infection of the genital area with SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes | FDA
Steve Parker, M.D.
PS: With the right diet, you’ll need fewer drugs to control your diabetes. So, fewer drug side effects and less expense.
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