The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted vTv Therapeutics’ TTP399 Breakthrough Therapy designation for type 1 diabetes.

AstraZeneca’s diabetes drug Farxiga (dapagliflozin) failed to reach endpoints in a Phase III study as a potential treatment for hospitalized Covid-19 patients at serious risk of developing complications.

Eli Lilly’s Phase III SURPASS-2 clinical trial shows that treatment with tirzepatide, a once-weekly dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, is associated with superior reductions in body weight and blood sugar compared with injectable semaglutide in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Novo Nordisk is positioning the company’s type 2 diabetes treatment Ozempic (semaglutide) as an anti-obesity treatment, as data published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows the once-weekly dose of the glucagon-like peptide-1 analog significantly reduced weight in patients over the course of 68 weeks.

The microscopic organisms living in our intestines may influence the severity of Covid-19 and the body’s immune response to it, and could account for lingering symptoms, researchers reported.

rBIO launched with technology that can reduce the cost of insulin by 30 percent, making U.S. manufacturing cost-effective for insulin and several other drugs.

Diabetes drugmaker Novo Nordisk will start a late-stage clinical trial to test the company’s GLP-1 analogue semaglutide as a treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.

Abbott became the first anchor sponsor of the American Diabetes Association’s Health Equity Now platform to address health disparities for people with diabetes.

Novo Nordisk ended development of the anti-IL-21 antibody NN9828 in combination with Victoza after analyzing Phase II clinical trial data in patients with Type 1 diabetes.

Many experts are convinced that Covid-19 can trigger the onset of diabetes – even in some adults and children who do not have the traditional risk factors.