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Certain diabetes meds tied to higher odds for amputation

from HealthDay News

A specific class of diabetes medication appears to double the risk of losing a leg or foot to amputation, a new study reports. People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 inhibitors were twice as likely to require a lower limb amputation as people taking another type of diabetes medication, Scandinavian researchers found. Patients also had a doubled risk of diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening complication in which acids called ketones build up in the bloodstream. more


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