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Tresiba reduces hypoglycaemia regardless of blood sugar level

People with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes treated with Tresiba had fewer episodes of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) compared with people on insulin glargine U100 regardless of whether they had achieved blood sugar targets, said Novo Nordisk.

These new post-hoc analyses from the SWITCH 1 and 2 trials were presented at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Annual Congress in Abu Dhabi today.

“Achieving target blood sugar levels can be a constant challenge for people with diabetes treated with insulin, and this is made even more complex by the risk of hypoglycaemia,” said Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, executive vice president and chief science officer at Novo Nordisk. “Tresiba has consistently been shown to provide stable blood sugar control while at the same time reducing hypoglycaemia compared with insulin glargine U100; it is very encouraging to see that treatment with Tresiba helps people to achieve blood sugar control with fewer episodes of hypoglycaemia regardless of their blood sugar levels in this analysis.”

The findings of these analyses are consistent with the results of the main SWITCH trials which demonstrated significantly lower rates of overall symptomatic hypoglycaemia versus insulin glargine U100 in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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