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Fixed-ratio combination of insulin degludec and liraglutide (IDegLira) improves cardiovascular risk markers in patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on basal insulin.

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Summary of "Fixed-ratio combination of insulin degludec and liraglutide (IDegLira) improves cardiovascular risk markers in patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on basal insulin."

This post hoc analysis investigated effects of insulin degludec/liraglutide fixed-ratio combination (IDegLira) versus comparators on cardiovascular (CV) risk markers from DUAL II (versus insulin degludec), DUAL V (versus insulin glargine 100 units/mL) and DUAL VII (versus basal-bolus therapy) in patients grouped by sex, age (<65 years, ≥65 years) and diabetes duration (<10 years, ≥10 years). Treatment contrasts were in favour of IDegLira in many subgroups for changes from baseline in HbA1c (DUAL II, DUAL V), body weight (all three trials), systolic blood pressure (BP; all three trials), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (DUAL VII) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C; DUAL II, DUAL V). Higher heart rates were seen with IDegLira versus comparators (all three trials) plus significantly higher diastolic BP in males (DUAL V). Differences in treatment effect were seen between sexes in waist circumference (DUAL II), systolic BP (DUAL II, DUAL V) and triglycerides (DUAL VII), and between diabetes durations in LDL-C (DUAL V). In conclusion, IDegLira is associated with a general improvement in CV risk markers compared with basal insulin or basal-bolus therapy after 26 weeks of treatment. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Name: Diabetes, obesity & metabolism
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