Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine system, associated organs and the diseases and conditions that may arise, as well as the overall metabolic function of the body.
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Endocrinology also deals with psychological and physical conditions associated with hormone changes due to disease or congenital defects in the endocrine system. This medical speciality focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular metabolism as well as many rare diseases such as Cushing’s syndrome.
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Adults with type 2 diabetes with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk experienced superior A1C and body weight reductions from baseline across all three doses of tirzepatide compared to titrated insulin glargine in detailed results from Eli Lilly and Company's SURPASS-4 clinical trial, which were published in The Lancet.
The phase III SURPASS-3 clinical trial of LY 3298176 (tirzepatide), from Eli Lilly, led to greater improvements in liver fat content and abdominal adipose tissue compared to titrated insulin degludec in adults with type 2 diabetes in an MRI sub-study.