GLP1 agonist such as, Byetta ( exenatide ) , Victoza ( liraglutide) and Bydureon( long - acting eventide).
One of the questions from yesterdays discussion .
What medication would you add when glucophage and life style change is no longer effective. ?
My first choice would be Bydureon because it is a once a week injection . Cost of all three of the medications in this class will play a role in any decision process. I personally would probable adapt to the least expensive one .
Other benefits of this class of medications that I did not mention yesterday . They have been shown to reduce triglyceride and LDL Cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol and preserve Beta cell life and function.
I don't believe any of our other diabetes medications can claim that distinction except maybe ACTOS ( pioglitazone ) or Avandia ( rosiglitazone ). Undesirable side effect such as edema and increase risk of Congestive heart failure and others associated with the use of ACTOs and Avandia move them off or at least to the bottom of my list.
Another question had to do with the use of GLP1 agonist for people with Type 1 Diabetes.
I have attached a couple of abstracts below that discuss the idea .