The experience with the use of the GLP-1 analog liraglutide (Victoza) for the optimization of metabolic control and correction of the body mass in the patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

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The optimal control of diabetes mellitus (DM) should ensure not only the achievement and maintenance of the targeted blood glucose level but also the reduction of other cardiovascular risks. Obesity is a key risk factor of the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and an independent risk factor of cardiovascular complications. The agonists of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) are currently considered to be the sole hypoglycemic agents that not only effectively correct hyperglycemia but also reduce the excessive body weight. Liraglutide (Victoza, Novo Nordisk) is the first long-acting analog of human GLP-1 approved for the application in the treatment of DM2 at the early stages of the disease in the form of both mono- and combined therapy. We present the literature review of the results of randomized clinical studies and our own experience with the use of Victoza for glycemic control and correction of the body weight in the patients presenting with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

T V Saprina


T K Gudkova

V A Stoliarova

S Iu Martynova

N G Dudar'kova

T G Iaroshevskaia

V N Latypova

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