Hi all, I am a type one diabetic and have been the last 19 years. I am 21 years old, and have recently been treating pretty well with the Omni Pod & Dexcom cgm, keeping either at or below target with few highs.My last A1C was 7.6, but I am expecting to be low 7s come my next appointment.
My doctor recommended a trial of the drug Farxiga,which is currently only FDA approved for type 2 diabetics. My doctor is running a trial of the drug on type one diabetics, and was a huge advocate, stating it helps lower A1c significantly, and even helps in weight loss (I am a little overwight by about 15-20 pounds). Obviously I am excited by the possibility of weight loss, as well as improved A1c. But I am asking myself if this is really necessary, as I currently have fairly decent control of my levels. I am also concerned if my doctor is just interested in more statistics for his study (I have little history with this doctor).
Thoughts? Has anyone had experience in treating with Farxiga, or has the medication been recommended to you?
Thanks for your time!