SGLT 2 Inhibitors; glycemic control, weight loss and safety profile in patients with type 2 Diabetes, at Medicell Institute (MIDEM)
Background & Objective: Sodium glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT 2 inhibitors) are newer anti-hyperglycemic agents, which improve glycemic control independent of insulin secretion with a low risk of hypoglycemia. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of SGLT 2 inhibitors in terms of glycemic control, weight reduction and safety profile in our patients with type 2 Diabetes (T2D).
Methods: This is a prospective analysis, conducted at Medicell Institute of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (MIDEM), Karachi Pakistan from January 2018 till July 2019. This study included patients with T2D, who were treated with SGLT 2 inhibitors add on to other anti-diabetic drugs. Baseline and follow up weight, BMI, HbA1c, blood pressure (BP), renal function and side effect profile was assessed.
Results: Study included 140 patients; 53% females and 47% males. Mean Age was 55.6 ± 10.3 years. Mean weight at baseline was 81.5 ±16.5 kg. Mean duration of T2D was 10.3 ± 6.75 years, with a mean HbA1C at baseline of 9.1± 1.6%. Follow up data was available for 90 patients at the time of analysis. HbA1C improved considerably to 7.6± 0.9 (P< 0.001) and mean weight reduced to 78.5 ± 16.1 kg (P≤0.003), at first follow-up.
Conclusion: Dapagliflozin and Empagliflozin offer a significant additional drug in improving glycemic control with the additional advantage of weight loss and hypoglycemia safety.
How to cite this:
Sohail E, Ahsan T, Ghaus S, Aijaz W. SGLT 2 Inhibitors; glycemic control, weight loss and safety profile in patients with type 2 Diabetes, at Medicell Institute (MIDEM). Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(1):---------. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.1.2701
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