Amalie Dyhrberg Boje, Christian Rimer Juhl,
Signe Sørensen Torekov & Sten Madsbad:
The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor-agonist semaglutide
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V03190155
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor-agonist (GLP-1 RA), which is injected subcutaneously once a week for treatment of Type 2 diabetes. In this review, the present results of semaglutide treatment are presented. Semaglutide has been evaluated in more than 8,000 patients across the spectrum of Type 2 diabetes. Trials with semaglutide have demonstrated superiority with sustained improved glycaemic control and weight loss compared to oral antidiabetic agents, other GLP-1 RAs and basalinsulin. In addition, semaglutide significantly decreased the occurrence of cardiovascular events compared with standard pharmacological diabetic treatment combined with placebo.