Evolution of Biochemical Effects of Byetta® in Type 2 Diabetics with Cardiovascular Risk


The objective of this study was to examine longitudinally the effects of exenatide on different physical and biochemical markers, evaluated in adult type 2 diabetic patients with cardiovascular risk. Data were recorded from 10 patients who attended the outpatient primary care health center Mariano Iago Yecla, Murcia province, Spain in the period of December 2009 to October 2011 and who were treated with Byetta®. Differences were statistically significant (p < 0.05) in HbA1c from the third month of treatment, and trends of decrease in body weight from the third week of treatment. There was a significant and better glycemic control. Overall effect was interpreted as a sensitizer drug of the parameters evaluated. Randomized studies are recommended with a minimum follow-up of 2 years, to see if the results are maintained over time.

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López Ruiz, A. , Gil, M. , Alarcón, P. , Torres, A. , Cascales, A. and Gil, M. (2013) Evolution of Biochemical Effects of Byetta® in Type 2 Diabetics with Cardiovascular Risk. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 4, 679-683. doi: 10.4236/pp.2013.49094.

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