Diabetes affects more than 24 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 285 million adults worldwide (i, ii). Approximately 90-95 percent of those affected have type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. and costs approximately $174 billion per year in direct and indirect medical expenses (iii).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 60 percent of people with diabetes do not achieve their target blood sugar levels with their current treatment regimen (iv). In addition, 85 percent of type 2 diabetes patients are overweight and 55 percent are considered obese (v). Data indicate that weight loss (even a modest amount) supports patients in their efforts to achieve and sustain glycemic control (vi, vii).
About BYETTA® (exenatide) injection
BYETTA is the first FDA-approved GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. BYETTA exhibits many of the same effects as the human incretin hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 improves blood sugar after food intake through multiple effects that work in concert o
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