MAR 20, 2021 2:58 AM PDT

Weekly Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Proved Effective

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

A study found that a new once-weekly basal insulin injection holds similar efficacy, safety and lower rate of low blood sugar episodes in comparison with daily basal insulin. These results were from a phase 2 clinical trial presented at ENDO 2021 conference which discussed an investigational drug called basal insulin Fc (BIF) with insulin degludec, “a commercially available long-lasting daily insulin, in patients with type 2 diabetes”.

Learn more about T2 Diabetes:

"These study results demonstrate that BIF has promise as a once-weekly basal insulin and could be an advancement in insulin therapy," said Juan Frias, M.D., the study's principal investigator and the medical director of the National Research Institute in Los Angeles, Calif.

"Based on our promising data, further research with BIF has been initiated in patients with type 1 diabetes and other type 2 diabetes patient populations," Frias said.

Source: Science Daily

About the Author
BS/MS
Nouran is a scientist, educator, and life-long learner with a passion for making science more communicable. When not busy in the lab isolating blood macrophages, she enjoys writing on various STEM topics.
You May Also Like
APR 28, 2022
Health & Medicine
Antidepressants Not Associated Improved Quality of Life
APR 28, 2022
Antidepressants Not Associated Improved Quality of Life
According to a recently published study in PLoS, antidepressants do not improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) o ...
MAY 07, 2022
Drug Discovery & Development
Ibuprofen and Blood Pressure Medication Linked to Kidney Damage
MAY 07, 2022
Ibuprofen and Blood Pressure Medication Linked to Kidney Damage
A combination of ibuprofen and certain blood pressure medications could lead to acute kidney injury. The corresponding s ...
MAY 19, 2022
Neuroscience
The Unconscious Brain at Work
MAY 19, 2022
The Unconscious Brain at Work
A study published in Neuron revealed how different cell types in the cerebral cortex change their activity during genera ...
JUN 14, 2022
Cancer
Maintaining Sample Temperature: Q&A From a Corning Scientist
JUN 14, 2022
Maintaining Sample Temperature: Q&A From a Corning Scientist
Generally speaking, bad things can happen when a cell sample temperature gets too hot or too cold. Temperature instabili ...
JUN 02, 2022
Coronavirus
Loneliness and social isolation may continue to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic
JUN 02, 2022
Loneliness and social isolation may continue to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic
It has been clear for some time that loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased risks for adverse h ...
JUN 13, 2022
Microbiology
Mucus Contains Fungus-Fighting Molecules
JUN 13, 2022
Mucus Contains Fungus-Fighting Molecules
The human body plays host to a variety of microorganisms, including fungi like Candida albicans. Some strains of Candida ...
Loading Comments...