Key clinical point : In patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), once-weekly tirzepatide demonstrated dose-dependent superiority on glycemic efficacy vs. placebo, long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA), and basal insulin, without increasing the chances of hypoglycemia.
Major finding: Tirzepatide, at does of 5, 10, and 15 mg, was more effective than placebo in reducing glycated hemoglobin levels, with mean differences (95% CI) being −17.71 (−21.66 to −13.75), −20.20 (−22.90 to −17.51), and −22.35 (−26.09 to −18.62) mmol/mol, respectively. Similar findings were recorded for tirzepatide vs. GLP-1 RA or basal insulin. The incidence of hypoglycemia was not significantly different between the treatment groups.
Study details: The data come from a meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials including 6609 patients with T2D.
Disclosures: The study received no specific funding. Some authors declared receiving research grants, consulting fees, research support, or honoraria from, or serving as consultants or advisory board members for various sources.
Source: Karagiannis T et al. Management of type 2 diabetes with the dual GIP/GLP-1 receptor agonist tirzepatide: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetologia. 2022 (May 17). Doi: 10.1007/s00125-022-05715-4