Extensive experience from randomized clinical trials demonstrates the efficacy of GLP-1 agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors as monotherapy and in combination with metformin and other agents, although reductions in FPG and PPG, and consequently A1C, are greater with GLP-1 agonists than with DPP-4 inhibitors. This difference may result from the pharmacologic levels of GLP-1 activity that are achieved with the GLP-1 agonists and their direct action on the GLP-1 receptor. The GLP-1 agonists have attributes that would make either of them an appropriate choice in the management of all 3 patients in our case studies, while either DPP-4 inhibitor would be an appropriate choice for Case 1. Differences in dosing, administration, safety, and tolerability should be considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Family Practice|
|Issue number||9 SUPPL. 1|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice