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How many new medicines are being developed to treat diabetes?

A record 235 new medicines to treat diabetes, one of the fastest-growing diseases in America, are being developed by America’s biopharmaceutical companies. The new medicines currently in the pipeline, some in early development stages and some awaiting FDA approval, include numerous drugs to treat eye diseases associated with diabetes. New medicines to treat foot ulcers could reduce the need for amputations. Researchers are pushing into new territories that include gene therapy and are working on such treatments as a once-weekly medication similar to a natural hormone critical to blood sugar regulation.

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