Newer Drugs Help to Reduce Hypoglycemia and Cardiovascular Event Risks in Diabetes

Researchers have discovered that newer antihyperglycemic drugs with a reduced risk of causing hypoglycemia might also benefit heart health among patients with type 2 diabetes. Studies have determined that these agents could reduce major adverse cardiovascular event risk.

This study involved a review of 10 control trials including 92,400 people with type 2 diabetes. The analysis was done to compare the efficiency and safety of newer antihyperglycemic drugs with lowered hypoglycemia risk. Findings included a significantly lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events. Additionally, there were 0.42% lower mean A1c levels among participants who received antihyperglycemic medications.

These findings were published in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism on May 2, 2018.

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