Sodium–glucose cotransporter type 2 inhibitors: managing the small but critical risk of diabetic ketoacidosis

Peter S Hamblin, Rosemary Wong and Leon A Bach
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50898
Published online: 1 February 2021

In reply: We thank Meyer and colleagues for their interest in our article. The risk of sodium–glucose cotransporter type 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor‐associated diabetic ketoacidosis in acutely unwell patients and people using ketogenic diets is already outlined in our article and does not require further comment.1

  • 1 Western Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 4 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 5 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC


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