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Unmet Needs and Rationale for Combination Therapies for Diabetes Specialists

for Diabetes Specialists

In this course, you will learn about the rationale for adding a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist to basal insulin therapy. The complementary effects of basal insulin–GLP-1 receptor agonist combination therapy will be discussed in terms of glycaemic control, change in body weight, and risk of hypoglycaemia. Sign up to the E-Alert to be updated on all new publications.

Course contents

  • Webcast

    Impact of current and emerging therapies on body weight

    • Importance of individualized treatment approach (treatment guidelines)
    • Benefits of weight loss
    • Glucose-lowering drugs associated with weight gain/weight loss
    • Emerging treatments and their effects on body weight
  • Webcast

    Rationale for basal insulin–GLP-1 RA combination

    • The synergistic effects of basal insulin and long-acting GLP-1 RA on body weight, FPG, and PPG
    • Currently available GLP-1 RAs and their clinical outcomes as co-treatments with insulin
    • The expected benefits of the basal insulin–GLP-1 RA combination
    • Benefits of fixed-ratio basal insulin–GLP-1 RA combination
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