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Current Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1389-4501
ISSN (Online): 1873-5592

Review Article

Current Strategies and Drug Targets in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Author(s): Paranjeet Kaur, Amit Mittal, Surendra Kumar Nayak, Manish Vyas, Vijay Mishra and Gopal L. Khatik*

Volume 19 , Issue 15 , 2018

Page: [1738 - 1766] Pages: 29

DOI: 10.2174/1389450119666180727142902

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Background: Diabetes is one of the major concerns worldwide which leads to increased level of blood glucose due to deficiency of insulin and the development of insulin resistance in diabetic individuals. Basically, its impact arises due to rapid urbanization, improper diet intake, and increasingly inactive lifestyle. Diabetic patients develop serious complications with the development of disease at later stages, such as obesity, the risk of stroke and heart failure. Globally, an estimated 422 million adults are living with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Methods: We searched the scientific database using relevant keywords. Among the searched literature, only peer-reviewed papers were collected which addresses our questions. The retrieved quality papers were screened and analyzed critically. The key findings of these studies are included along with the importance.

Results: The quality research paper included in the review, particularly the antidiabetic drugs which account for the second largest market by sales in the pharmaceutical industry after cancer. So the research came up with several novel therapeutic targets for the management of type 2 diabetes, to produce newer generation antidiabetic drug by offering a new concept for developing new drug candidates.

Conclusion: This review discusses the strategies and future perspectives in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus particularly antidiabetic agents which are helpful for the betterment of diabetic patients.

Keywords: Diabetes, antidiabetic agents, hypoglycemia, hypoglycemic drugs, PPAR agonists, mellitus.

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