Invokana® is the newest medication to join the family of medications to treat Type 2 diabetes. This medication is unique in its mechanism to treat diabetes, and may be a good option if you just can’t get that blood sugar under control. It decreases blood sugar by taking it out of the blood in into the urine. Remember, it is a “brand name only” medication currently and may have an expensive copay from your insurance – BUT there is hope! The manufacturer provides a savings program at Invokana.com. I have a patient who has a $135 copay from insurance, but after the savings card, it is down to $5.99! I’m not promising that price for everyone, but it does provide a significant amount of savings. Where it is a new drug, your doctor is able to get samples from the manufacturer as well for you to try out for a month or two to see if the medication is the right one for you. Ask your doctor if Invokana could be a good treatment choice for you.