Novo: More type 2 diabetics benefit from early Victoza therapy

09/13/2011 | Reuters

Novo Nordisk said a large number of patients with type 2 diabetes who received early treatment with Victoza met a target level for blood glucose compared with those treated later, according to data presented at a conference of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Early use of Victoza also led to greater clinical benefit and improved beta-cell function, the drugmaker reported. Traditionally, metformin is given as first-line therapy for diabetes.

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