FDA approved albiglutide (Tanzeum, GlaxoSmithKline), a once-weekly subcutaneous injectable for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. It helps to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise.
The role of ophthalmologists will become increasingly more vital in the management of type 2 diabetes as the numbers of patients with the disease is projected to double by 2030. Exenatide may prove to be an important adjunct to current oral anti-diabetes drugs.
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus taking glucagonlike peptide 1 (GLP-1)-based therapies may have a higher risk of acute pancreatitis, according to a recent report published in JAMA Internal Medicine.