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Study: Dulaglutide is safe, effective for patients with diabetes, CKD

A study in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology showed that once-weekly injectable dulaglutide 0.75 mg and 1.5 mg were noninferior in terms of A1C decrease at week 26 and 52 and had a clear safety advantage based on an approximately 50% lower hypoglycemia rate, compared with daily insulin glargine. Researchers used a cohort of 577 patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate to severe chronic kidney disease and found that treatment with dulaglutide also resulted in a smaller decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate, a greater reduction in albuminuria and weight loss.

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