How do I know if Jardiance is right for me?

If you have type 2 diabetes, Jardiance (empagliflozin) may be an excellent treatment choice for you. It is a well-tolerated medication that, by itself, does not cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The medication can also help you lose weight. 

Jardiance may added-on to your current diabetes treatment plan or can be used alone. When used along with metformin instead of a sulfonylurea (such as glipizide or glimepiride), people have:
  • better reductions in HbA1c levels
  • weight loss
  • fewer low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) episodes
This drug may not be right for certain people with reduced kidney function. Your health care provider will order tests (eGFR or estimated glomerular filtration rate) to check your kidney function before prescribing Jardiance.

Continue Learning about Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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