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Uncontrolled blood sugar can take a serious toll on your ticker. SGLT2 inhibitors can help reduce the risk of being hospitalized for heart events or dying from a heart condition, according to one randomized controlled trial.
Your kidneys help regulate your blood pressure and flush toxins and water from your blood to help you urinate. SGLT2 inhibitors can help protect these detoxifying machines by alleviating early signs of kidney disease — a condition 1 in 4 people with diabetes have.
Also good for the heart is a normal blood
pressure reading. SGLT2 inhibitors may help
with that, too. A meta-analysis found that the drugs may help reduce systolic and diastolic
blood pressure — the numbers you see on the
top and bottom of your reading, respectively.
SGLT2 inhibitors aren't prescribed for weight loss, but a growing body of evidence suggests these meds may offer this health benefit as well. That's a win for people with diabetes, and losing weight can help your bod use the hormone insulin more efficiently, thereby lowering your blood sugar.
For body weight
For blood pressure
How SGLT2 Inhibitors Affect the Body
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For The Heart