Information for the public
The condition and the treatment
In diabetes the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high, which can lead to serious health problems. Insulin is a hormone made by the body to control the level of glucose in the blood. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body can't make enough insulin, or when it can't use the insulin it produces properly.
Canagliflozin (also known as Invokana) works by increasing the amount of sugar removed from the body in the urine. This reduces the amount of sugar in the blood.
NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) may be a good place to find out more.