Although the efficacy and safety profile of exenatide has been well established, few data
exist on the real world results of exenatide treatment in specific populations and clinical
settings. This study is intended to fill this gap through observing and collecting
prospective data from a population of Italian patients initiating treatment with either
exenatide or basal insulin formulations after failure to achieve glycemic control with oral
antihyperglycemic agents (OHA).
Observational studies represent noninterventional research; therefore, this study does not
involve randomization of patients to particular comparator arms or therapies. The term
"noninterventional" means that the healthcare providers decisions regarding the proper
treatment and care of the patient are made in the course of normal clinical practice.
Patients enrolled in this study are enrolling for the collection of their data on
observations made during normal clinical practice.