Medications and Other Treatment Options to Reduce Complications from Type 2 Diabetes

SGLT2s and type 2 diabetes treatment options

We are fortunate to have many medications today to treat type 2 diabetes. Beyond improving glucose levels, some of these medications also have beneficial effects on other conditions that are common in people with type 2, such as heart failure and diabetic kidney disease.

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Evaluating Type 2 Meds, Part 5: SGLT-2 (Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2) Inhibitors

SGLT-2 Inhibitors including Invokana (canagliflozin), Farxiga (dapagliflozin), Jardiance (empagliflozin) and Steglatro (ertugliflizin), are the newest class of oral medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. They’re generally well tolerated and associated with significant weight loss compared with other type 2 oral meds, but there are still precautions to consider.

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