Key clinical point: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitors were more effective than other oral antidiabetic drugs (OAD) in reducing glycemic variability in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) receiving no concurrent insulin treatment.
Major finding: The mean amplitude of glycemic excursions reduced significantly in patients receiving DPP4 inhibitors vs other OAD (mean difference [MD] −0.69 mmol/L; P < .001), insulin secretagogues (MD −0.92 mmol/L; P < .001), non-secretagogues (MD −0.43 mmol/L; P = .02), sulfonylureas (MD −0.91 mmol/L; P < .001), and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (MD −0.67 mmol/L; P = .03).
Study details: The data come from a meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials including 855 patients with T2D.
Disclosures: This study was funded by MSD China Holding Co. Ltd. Four authors declared being employees of MSD China, and one author declared being an employee of Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC.
Source: Chai S et al. Influence of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors on glycemic variability in patients with type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2022;13:935039 (Aug 9). Doi: 10.3389/fendo.2022.935039