ACP: Recommendations Developed for Newer Type 2 Diabetes Medications

In a clinical guideline issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and published online April 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicinerecommendations are presented regarding newer pharmacologic treatments for adults with type 2 diabetes. Details of the guideline were also presented at the Internal Medicine Meeting, the annual meeting of ACP, held from April 18 to 20 in Boston.

Amir Qaseem, M.D., Ph.D., from ACP in Philadelphia, and colleagues developed clinical guidelines based on the best available evidence for effectiveness, comparative benefits and harms, consideration of patients’ values and preferences, and costs for type 2 diabetes treatments. The effectiveness and harms of newer pharmacologic treatments, including glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists, a GLP-1 agonist and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide agonist, sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, and long-acting insulins were reviewed.

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