James Matera, DO, on the Renoprotective Effects of SGLT2 Inhibitors in DKD

Dr Matera reviews recent evidence that has demonstrated the potential renal protection offered by sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors against diabetic kidney disease.

James Matera, DO, FACOI, is a practicing nephrologist, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey.

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