A study sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical has found that its experimental diabetes drug was more effective than older generic medicine in lowering blood sugar with fewer side effects. Around 426 patients with type 2 diabetes took part in the study which tested the effectiveness of Takeda's TAK 875 drug in lowering blood sugar. The study was conducted by researchers from University of Michigan who gave five different doses (6.25 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, and 200 mg) of TAK 875 to 303 patients while the remaining participants received glimepiride. The researchers found that patients who received TAK 875 dosage of 25 mg and above managed to reduce their blood sugar levels by 48 percent within 12 weeks compared to just 40 percent among those who took glimepiride. Writing in their report, published in The Lancet, the researchers said, "We are truly excited about the potential of TAK-875 and are eager to conduct larger trials to find out how well this drug works, how safe it is and what its place is in the treatment of diabetes." Source: Medindia << How 1-Year-Olds Recognize Others' Beliefs Decoded Bad Breath Could Speed Up Development of Stem Cells in Dent... >> Recommended Reading Diabetes - Foot Care Valuable information on diabetic foot care, treatment and prevention. READ MORE Diabetes A comprehensive article on diabetes - both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including : causes, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, facts and a glossary on diabetes. READ MORE Diabetes Diet Plan Diet plays a significant role in controlling diabetes. Most cases of diabetes are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes. READ MORE Carbohydrates and Its Role in Obesity Obesity is a global epidemic with majority of the world’s population in developed countries being over weight or obese! READ MORE Decoding HbA1c Test for Blood Sugar The HbA1c assay is the gold-standard measurement of chronic glycemia and measures the amount of glucose that binds to hemoglobin over a period of 3 months READ MORE Diabetes - Essentials Diabetes is a metabolic disease caused by insulin deficiency that leads to high blood sugar levels and several associated complications if left untreated. READ MORE Diabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) Self-Monitoring Of Blood Glucose (SMBG) is one of the greatest advancements in the management of Diabetes. READ MORE Drug Toxicity Drug toxicity is an adverse reaction of the body towards a drug that results as a side effect of a drug, reaction to a drug or drug abuse. READ MORE Hunger Fullness and Weight Control An erratic way of eating or any metabolic disturbance in the hunger fullness signals is one of the major causes of obesity. READ MORE Sugar: Time to Look beyond Its Sweetness Sugar is known to be the dietary cause for increased risk of several chronic ailments such as diabetes and cancer. Is it coincidence or is it for real? READ MORE Thalassemia Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder passed on through parental genes causing the body to produce abnormal hemoglobin. READ MORE The Better Flour - Refined Or Whole Wheat Flour! Whole wheat flour is rapidly gaining exposure for its rich nutritional value and being considered healthy, as opposed to all-purpose flour, maida. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Color Blindness Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Drug - Food Interactions More News on: Drug ToxicityThalassemiaDiabetes - EssentialsDiabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)Signature Drug ToxicityDecoding HbA1c Test for Blood SugarHunger Fullness and Weight ControlCarbohydrates and Its Role in ObesitySugar: Time to Look beyond Its SweetnessThe Better Flour - Refined Or Whole Wheat Flour!