Hello. I’ve been following this new option for T1D for months. This drug has many benefits and one stated by patients in the trials was a better quality of life as THEY FELT BETTER as the drug levels out the highs and lows. There’s 1 reason they voted it down - a risk of DKA. However that can be mitigated with ketone monitoring. Check out lexicon pharmaceuticals site to read more. I’ve contacted the FDA to expresss my support for this drug and attached a screen shot of my cgm showing the ups and downs that are part of a non-diabetic A1C. If anyone else would like to contact them after reading, let me know. Pros: levels out sugars, weight loss, reduces hypertension, cardio benefits, FEEL better.
Cons: slight increase in DKA cases
I don’t work for them- no affiliation. I just think we should be allowed to decide based on risk/reward and then act accordingly.