Type 2 Diabetes Better Controlled with New combo of Drugs

By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

KOLKATA, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com) — A new combination of drugs can provide better blood sugar control in patients affected by Type 2 diabetes. Only insulin will not help. New diabetes drug exenatide combined with insulin is proved to to promote weight loss and better blood sugar control.

Type 2 diabetes is a threatening disease that may lead to blindness, amputations, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and even cancer. Exenatide (brand name: Byetta) is a newer diabetes drug whose active ingredient was first discovered in the saliva of the Gila monster, a large lizard from the Arizona desert. It promotes weight loss and does not lead to low blood sugar level. The diabetes drug insulin called Lantus is also associated with weight gain and low blood sugar reactions that may limit the success of more intensive treatment.

So combining these two drugs will definitely have a very high potential and we can get the best of both.

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