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Read Jardiance can increase risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. What can my dad do to make sure he never develops ketoacidosis while taking jardiance?
Jardiance is unlikely to aggravate diabetes. Please have your Dad set up an appointment with an Endocrinologist.
Over time, if treated properly Dad will get rid of diabetes. I know most folks think that diabetes at his age, is a bad disease - that's wrong and neglected by many primary doctors.
Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more
Dad is on jardiance and it has lowered his blood sugar to almost perfect levels. But doesn't jardiance increase risk of UTI? And UTI can cause sepsis?
See answer: In the pool of five placebo-controlled clinical trials, there was a very small increased incidence of UTIs of <1-1.5% over the incidence seen with placebo when compared with the Jardiance 10 mg and Jardiance 25 mg doses. Something to be aware of but, in my opinion, good control of blood glucose and identification and control of any other risk factors for UTI much more important. ...Read more