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Short- and Long-term View of Diabetes and Complications: Whats New with Saxagliptin?

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Dr Rakesh Sahay, Hyderabad    31 January 2018

good efficacy among elderly patients. The safety with saxagliptin amongst elderly patients is as good as young patients; in fact hazard ratio is favorable. Saxagliptin provides significant reversal of microalbuminuria in all stages of renal failure and is effective even in normoalbuminuric diabetics, which is a big plus point when being used in elderly patients. The HOMA-B improvement and possible preservation of b cells will further improve outcome amongst elderly patients.

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