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One-year treatment with exenatide improves beta-cell function, compared with insulin glargine, in metformin-treated type 2 diabetic patients: a randomized, controlled trial

By M.C.M. Bunck, M. Diamant, A. Corner, B. Eliasson, J.L. Malloy, R.M. Shaginian, W. Deng, D.M. Kendall, M.R. Taskinen, U. Smith, H. Yki-Jarvinen and R.J. Heine


0.0001). beta-Cell function measures returned to pretreatment values in both groups after a 4-week off-drug period. A1C and body weight rose to pretreatment values 12 weeks after discontinuation of either exenatide or insulin glargine therapy. CONCLUSIONS: Exenatide significantly improves beta-cell function during 1 year of treatment compared with titrated insulin glargine. After cessation of both exenatide and insulin glargine therapy, beta-cell function and glycemic control returned to pretreatment values, suggesting that ongoing treatment is necessary to maintain the beneficial effects of either therap

Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.2337/dc08-1797
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