Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 7 - 2020
Dapagliflozin Therapy in Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Hong Kong Data from the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Nationwide Dapagliflozin Audit
MW Tsang1,4*, WB Chan2, LM Fung3 and YW Kam4
1UMP Healthcare Holdings Limited, Central, Hong Kong
2Qualigenics Medical Limited, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
3Hong Kong Endocrine and Diabetes Centre, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
4United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
*Corresponding Author: MW Tsang, UMP Healthcare Holdings Limited, Central, Hong Kong.
Received: May 27, 2020; Published: June 30, 2020


Introduction: In this ABCD dapagliflozin audit subset, data of adult patients with type 2 diabetes from four Hong Kong local clinics initiating dapagliflozin treatment from February 2015 to January 2017 were routinely collected. Descriptive analysis was performed and expressed as frequency (%) and mean ± SD. Changes in HbA1c, body weight and other cardiometabolic parameters at Week 24 and 52 were calculated. Information on concurrent medications and adverse events was also documented.

Summary of the Results: Of all 167 patients, mean change of HbA1c from baseline (8.0 ± 1.3%) was the same at Week 24 (n = 105) and Week 52 (n = 53) at -0.8% (95% CI -1.1, -0.5). Mean change of body weight from baseline (80.9 ± 17.4 kg) was -4.0 kg (95% CI -8.3, 0.3) and -5.2 kg (95% CI -10.8, 0.4) at Week 24 and Week 52 respectively. Patients with higher baseline HbA1c (≥ 8.5%) and younger patients (< 60 years old) showed greater reduction in HbA1c compared with those with lower baseline HbA1c (< 8.5%) and older patients (≥ 60 years old) respectively at Week 52. Patients with baseline triple (or more) therapy showed a clinically meaningful reduction in HbA1c from baseline: -1.0% (95% CI -1.3, -0.7) at Week 52 (n = 42). Dapagliflozin treatment related adverse events were considered as uncommon, with genital infection being the most frequent treatment-emergent event (8%).

Conclusion: Dapagliflozin as an add-on therapy reduced HbA1c and body weight by clinically significant amounts in real-world patients with type 2 diabetes. It is effective in both young patients and those with advanced stage diabetes due to the insulin independent effect, and may allow the delay in insulin usage.

Keywords: Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter-2 (SGLT2); Type 2 Diabetes; Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD); Dapagliflozin


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Citation: MW Tsang., et al. “Dapagliflozin Therapy in Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Hong Kong Data from the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Nationwide Dapagliflozin Audit". EC Diabetes and Metabolic Research 4.7 (2020): 30-39.

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