Approaches to Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Bloomgarden, Zachary T.
August 2008
Diabetes Care;Aug2008, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p1697
Academic Journal
Conference Paper
Information about several papers discussed at the 55th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course of the American Diabetes Society on treatment of type 2 diabetes held in San Francisco, California on February 1-3, 2008 is presented. Member Ralph DeFronzo said that glimepiride and glipizide reduced fasting glucose of 40-50 milligrams per deciliter and glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) by 1.5%. In the UK Prospective Diabetes Study, metformin reduced the risk of microvascular disease by 29%. DeFronzo added that liraglutide also lowers fasting glucose and A1C.


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