Background: MEDI0382 is an oxyntomodulin-like peptide with GLP-1/glucagon receptor activity under development for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is valuable for evaluating glucose-lowering efficacy.

Methods: As an exploratory part of a double-blind phase 2a study, CGM was performed for 52 days with a Freestyle Libre. Patients with T2DM received daily SC MEDI0382 (n = 26) or placebo (n = 13) for 49 days; doses were up-titrated weekly from 50 to 300 µg. CGM assessed percent time spent in target range (70-140 mg/dL) and hypoglycemia (<54 mg/dL), as well as 7-day mean 24-h glucose and CV.

Results: Over 52 days, 95% patients had >70% complete CGM data. Time spent in target range was significantly greater with MEDI0382 vs. placebo (64.8-78.0% vs. 42.5-53.0%; min-max; all P ≤ 0.05). Time spent at <54 mg/dL was <1% at all MEDI0382 doses and was not significantly different vs. placebo. A significant reduction in mean glucose with MEDI0382 (118.8-133.2 mg/dL) vs. placebo (153-154.8 mg/dL; all P ≤ 0.033) was observed, and CV was lower with MEDI0382 (0.19-0.21) vs. placebo (0.25-0.26; all P ≤ 0.030).

Discussion: MEDI0382 rapidly stabilized glucose levels, improved glycemic variability, and delivered a consistent decrease in mean glucose. The benefits of more time spent in target range will need to be confirmed in larger trials.


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