During the last few years a new class of diabetic medications has been developed which lower blood sugar by allowing the kidneys to spill excess sugar in the urine when glucose levels exceed the normal range. The medications allow sugar levels to remain normal in the bloodstream. This class of drugs has shown that it can cause people to lose weight and in addition, lower blood pressure and slightly reduce the risk of heart attacks.
An even newer class of these drugs not only causes the kidney to spill sugar, but also prevents the absorption of sugar from the intestines, which further improves high blood sugar.
We are currently engaged in a research study utilizing this new medication. For information about this study, especially if your diabetes is not well controlled, please call MEC&R at 415-461-9113 or 415-461-1585, and ask for Carol or Natalie.