OBJECTIVE - To determine if the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor vildagliptin more effectively inhibits glucagon levels than the sulfonylurea glimepiride during a meal. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Glucagon responses to a standard meal were measured at baseline and study end point (mean 1.8 years) in a trial evaluating add-on therapy to metformin with 50 mg vildagliptin bid. compared with glimepiride up to 6 mg q.d. in type 2 diabetes (baseline MC 7.3 +/- 0.6%). RESULTS - A1C and prandial glucose area under the curve (AUC)(0-2 h) were reduced similarly in both groups, whereas prandial insulin AUC(0-2 h) increased to a greater extent by glimepiride. Prandial glucagon AUC(0-2 h) (baseline 66.6 +/- 2.3 pmol . h(-1) . l(-1)) decreased by 3.4 +/- 1.6 pmol . h(-1) . l(-1) by vildagliptin (n = 137) and increased by 3.8 +/- 1.7 pmol . h(-1) . l(-1) by glimepiride (n = 121). The between-group difference was 7.3 +/- 2.1 pmol . h(-1) . l(-1) (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS - Vildagliptin therapy but not glimepiride improves postprandial a-cell function, which persists for at least 2 years.
|Autori:||Ahren B; Foley JE; Ferrannini E; Matthews DR; Zinman B; Dejager S; Fonseca VA|
|Titolo:||Changes in Prandial Glucagon Levels After a 2-Year Treatment With Vildagliptin or Glimepiride in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Inadequately Controlled With Metformin Monotherapy|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.2337/dc09-1867|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|