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New Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Trial
Date:6/8/2009

Liraglutide mimics effects of a natural hormone, researchers say

MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental diabetes drug called liraglutide appears to outperform exenatide (Byetta), the only currently approved drug in its class, a study funded by liraglutide's maker, Novo Nordisk, shows.

Liraglutide is a laboratory-made version of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a hormone produced by the body that stimulates insulin production. Several members of the GLP-1 family are in clinical trials.

In the new phase III trial -- usually the last kind done before marketing approval is sought -- injecting liraglutide once daily showed greater benefits in terms of blood sugar control and appeared to be easier on patients than Byetta, which is injected twice a day, according to a report published online June 8 in The Lancet to coincide with its presentation at the American Diabetes Association's annual meeting in New Orleans.

Patients taking liraglutide also lost more weight during the 26-week trial than those taking Byetta, the researchers report. Byetta was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2005.

"The results suggest that liraglutide might be a treatment option for type 2 diabetes, especially when weight loss and risk of hypoglycemia are major considerations," wrote a team led by Dr. John Buse, of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

In the study, 464 adult patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes were randomized to receive either liraglutide at 1.8 milligrams once daily or Byetta at 10 micrograms two times per day. All of the participants were also taking the maximum tolerated doses of either the standard diabetes drug metformin, sulphonylurea or both.

Patients on liraglutide showed better glucose control based on their blood HbA1C measurements, which track blood sugar fluctuations over time, the team reported. The experimental drug wa
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