- The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine (ISSN:09182918)
- pp.4323-19, (Released:2020-03-19)
A 72-year-old man had type 2 diabetes (T2D) that had been diagnosed at 54 years old. Macroalbuminuria was first detected at age 64. While his HbA1c had been kept below 7%, his estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was declining rapidly. At 70 years old, his eGFR dropped below 50 ml/min/1.73 m2. A renal biopsy revealed diabetic nephropathy. sodium glucose transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i)/glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA) combination therapy substantially improved his eGFR and urinary albumin level, and the renoprotective effect persisted for the two-year study period. These findings suggest that SGLT2i and GLP-1RA can additively improve the renal function in patients with T2D.