Type II Diabetes
- Very Common – more than 3 million cases a year in the US
- Medically treatable
- High quality of life with effective management
- Exenatide (Bydureon's active ingredient) is an effective medication to manage the condition.
Also called hyperglycemia, Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal.
Type 2 diabetes results in your body not using insulin properly. Insulin resistance prompts your pancreas to make extra insulin to compensate. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
Short term timed release options are currently available, but the Sustained Release version will improve the patient experience by eliminating the problem of medication surge after injection that has to be countered by additional medicines, and reduce the time between injections.