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Monday, 24 October 2011

Slide Exenatide Injectable Diabetes Daily

News good for people with diabetes, the National Health Service (NHS) has been recommended as a substitute injectable weekly injections twice a day.

This new treatment is another version of the previous treatment that mimics one of the hormones of the body. Now, the drug exenatide has also been included in the guide treatment of diabetes. Exenatide is marketed under the brand Bydureon proved quite effective in controlling type 2 diabetes as compared with 14 injections for a week.

Exenatide including a new class of medicines known as incretin mimetics that stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin in response to the enlargement of blood sugar and also affects digestion and appetite.

The drug is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Lilly, mimic hormones found in a lizard from Mexico. Lizard pink and black, called Gila Monster has a chemical in its saliva which is similar to the human hormone that helps regulate blood sugar.

Lizards eat only three or four times a year, but the compound exendin-4 to help digest food very slowly. That method is then produced synthetically to produce exenatide. This drug helps the body produce more insulin when needed, reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver when not needed, and reduce the rate of digestion of food.

To that end, the level of glucose is released into the blood meal will be reduced. In addition to easier to use, these drugs have been tested can dramatically reduce the increase in blood sugar.

A study also found that 77 percent of patients who received weekly doses have their blood sugar levels below the standards set by the researchers when compared with 61 percent who received daily injections, according to reports the Daily Express. In addition, injections  also has fewer side effects.


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