Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) position statement on the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis associated with the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors

Published in The British Journal of Diabetes Vol 16, No 4 (2016)


Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) has been reported in patients with diabetes taking SGLT-2 inhibitor drugs both in clinical trials and in real life situations, particularly amongst patients taking insulin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication following 20 cases of DKA in patients receiving these drugs.1 This concern has also prompted an American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology position statement covering the use of SGLT-2 inhibitors in people with type 2 diabetes.2 The following is the ABCD position statement on this issue.


SGLT-2 inhibitors, diabetic ketoacidosis, ABCD

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