Liraglutide the Novo Nordisk’s experimental type 2 diabetes drug is proved to control the blood sugar better. In a 26 week long head to head trial this Danish company finds that the patients given the liraglutide once a day have received a reduction of 1.1 percent in HCA1c levels, a key ingredient in blood sugar. Thus the drug works a step ahead of the other drug Byetta that has recorded less than 0.8% reduction in the blood sugar. Nearly 55% of the liraglutide patients reached the ADA target compared with close to 45 percent on Byetta, known chemically as exenatide. The company Novo Nordisk is looking forward to European and American approval next month.
A drug having code number R 1583, a Swiss company’s product, is going to mark a significant improvement in the history of medical Diabetes.
The maker of the most prescribed diabetes drug, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is now going to develop three new drugs for diabetes treatment and for this purpose they are teaming with Pfizer Inc., the world’s biggest drugmaker, and AstraZeneca Plc.
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If you are suffering from Diabetes then you probably know that your body cannot use or store sugar properly. When the blood sugar level becomes too high, it can damage the blood vessels in eyes, developing into a condition known as Diabetic Retinopathy.