Patients with type 1 diabetes often have sub-optimal glycemic control. The gold standard of treatment is basal-bolus insulin or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion via an insulin pump. However, only a third of patients with type 1 diabetes achieve the American Diabetes Association A1C goal <7%. There has been particular interest in using SGLT-2 inhibitors in patients with type 1 diabetes due to their ability to decrease body weight and blood pressure as well as improve glycemic control and perhaps cardiovascular outcomes. InTandem3 was a phase III, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of sotagliflozin, a novel dual SGLT 1 and 2 inhibitor, in patients with Type 1 diabetes.
Guest Author: Diana Isaacs, Pharm.D., BCPS, BD-ADM, CDE
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