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Roshini Claire Anthony, 08 Apr 2019

About one-third of individuals who achieved remission of type 2 diabetes (T2D) after losing weight with an intensive weight management programme sustained their remission at 2 years, according to long-term results of the DiRECT* trial.

14 Aug 2019
Progressive lipolysis may be reduced via the improved antilipolytic effect in adipose tissue, which leads to a reduction in future weight loss caused by sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2is) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), suggests a recent study.
06 Aug 2019
Maternal prepregnancy obesity is associated with earlier age at voice break, pubic hair development, axillary hair and acne in sons, as well as with earlier age at menarche, breast development, pubic hair development, axillary hair and acne in daughters, a study has found. These associations appear to be mediated by higher childhood body mass index in sons and partly so in daughters.
15 Feb 2018
Long-term treatment with dual-release hydrocortisone (DR-HC) appears to produce favourable effects on insulin secretion and sensitivity in patients with prediabetes, according to a study. The treatment also confers benefits for metabolic and anthropometric parameters.

Product Highlight - Forxiga

29 Mar 2019
Forxiga provides early cardiorenal benefits beyond HbA1c in a broad type 2 diabetes patient population
• Superior HbA1c reduction vs DPP4i1-2
• Well-established safety profile with no imbalance of AEs* vs placebo3-5
• Early cardiorenal benefits beyond HbA1C in a broad T2DM patients population6

*AEs included are amputations, fractures, bladder cancer or Fournier’s gangrene
Disclaimer: Forxiga is not indicated to reduce the risk of CV events, CV death or hospitalisation for heart failure or for the treatment of CKD

References:
1. Bailey CJ, Gross JL, Pieters A, Bastein A, List JF. Effect of dapagliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes who have inadequate glycaemic control with metformin: a randomised, double-blind, placebo- controlled trial. Lancet. 2010;375(9733):2223-2233.                 
2. Rosenstock J, Mathieu C, Chen H, et al. Dapagliflozin versus saxagliptin as add-on therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with metformin. Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2018;62(4):424-430
3. Data on file. Atlas Approval ID: 801,453.011. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
4. FORXIGA Malaysia Prescribing Information (Doc ID-002317198, Version 13.0). April 2018
5. Jabbour S, Seufert J, Scheen A, Karup C, Langkilde AM. The incidence of amputation in the dapagliflozin clinical trial program. Endoc Pract. 2017;23(1):46A.
6. Wiviott SD, Raz I, Bonaca MP, et al. Dapaglifozin and cardiovascular outcomes in type-2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2018. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1812389

Further information is available in section 11b and in mims.com.
Full prescribing information is available upon request.


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Most Read Articles
Roshini Claire Anthony, 08 Apr 2019

About one-third of individuals who achieved remission of type 2 diabetes (T2D) after losing weight with an intensive weight management programme sustained their remission at 2 years, according to long-term results of the DiRECT* trial.

14 Aug 2019
Progressive lipolysis may be reduced via the improved antilipolytic effect in adipose tissue, which leads to a reduction in future weight loss caused by sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2is) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), suggests a recent study.
06 Aug 2019
Maternal prepregnancy obesity is associated with earlier age at voice break, pubic hair development, axillary hair and acne in sons, as well as with earlier age at menarche, breast development, pubic hair development, axillary hair and acne in daughters, a study has found. These associations appear to be mediated by higher childhood body mass index in sons and partly so in daughters.
15 Feb 2018
Long-term treatment with dual-release hydrocortisone (DR-HC) appears to produce favourable effects on insulin secretion and sensitivity in patients with prediabetes, according to a study. The treatment also confers benefits for metabolic and anthropometric parameters.