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SGLT2 Inhibitors: Basic Training Quiz

The sodium glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors are the newest diabetes drugs available. Have you got the basic concepts under your belt? Try these 6 questions and find out.

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It's probably too early to pass judgment but data from clinical trials point to decreased bone mineral density and increased treatment-emergent fractures in patients taking the new antidiabetes drugs.

Microbes in the gut affect metabolic pathways involved in the pathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Antibiotics can alter gut microbiota.

Aflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals), a second ophthalmic vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor, has received FDA approval for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.

A Danish study found reduced endogenous levels of glucagon-like peptide-1 in persons with prediabetes. Perhaps the incretin system defect comes first.

There are 10 FDA-approved DPP-4 inhibitors--single agents and combination products. Do you speak their language? Find out with these 5 questions.

Spot check your memory for these disease details.

Trade names often mask the essential nature of a medication, but some of the new agents that treat type 2 diabetes take it to a new level. Here, 5 chances to see what you know.

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