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.


RM, a 78-year-old woman, presents to the clinic to establish care. Her past medical history is significant for type 2 diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, and atrial fibrillation. Current medications are:

Authors of a new study note that an observed link between antibiotics and diabetes risk may be yet another result of changing levels and diversity of gut bacteria.

The drug appeared to reduce the risk in the first study to assess its effects on younger patients with diabetes in the United States.

Take this 3-question mini-quiz to see if you’re up-to-date on diabetes and breast cancer risk, gestational diabetes and depression, and sedentary time and diabetes development.

This short slide show summarizes results of 8 phase III clinical trials, revealing favorable class efficacy and also differences that should be considered before treatment selection.

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.


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