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Diabetes

29 June 2010

New diabetes drug shows promise

An experimental drug from a promising new class of medicines significantly reduced blood sugar in patients with advanced type 2 diabetes in a late-stage clinical trial.

An experimental drug from a promising new class of medicines significantly reduced blood sugar in patients with advanced type 2 diabetes in a late-stage clinical trial.

"The most interesting thing here is that this drug, because of this mode of action, can in theory be used right at the very beginning of the disease or it can be used, as we've shown in this study, really quite late on in patients who are struggling to control their diabetes on insulin, with or without other oral agents," Dr John Wilding, the study's lead investigator who presented the data, said in a telephone interview.

 

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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