NICE recommend dapagliflozin (Forxiga) for treatment of type 1 diabetes
Forxiga, for Diabetes, Type 1 from AstraZeneca
- they are on insulin doses of more than 0.5 units/kg of body weight/day and
- they have completed a structured education programme that is evidence based, quality assured, delivered by trained educators and includes information about diabetic ketoacidosis, such as:
- how to recognise its risk factors, signs and symptoms
- how and when to monitor blood ketone levels
- what actions to take for elevated blood ketones, and
- treatment is started and supervised by a consultant physician specialising in endocrinology and diabetes
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