Oftentimes patients are told, “We can give you a pill or a shot for your diabetes, and they do the same thing.” You know that they are referring to GLP-1 analogs and DPP-4 inhibitors. Since these medications have similar effects, this comparison often happens. However, this is not even close to being the truth. Simply said GLP-1 analogs replace a depleted hormone, and DPP-4 inhibitors try to save a little of what is depleted. That is why the analog does so many more things than the inhibitor.
Now we are seeing more evidence of the differences in the recently released study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Click here to find out what I am talking about and be sure to read the practice pearls for a quick overview.
Our special dietary feature on “eating breakfast” gives you concrete information on how eating your first meal in the morning can actually increase GLP-1 levels and improve all day glucose.
Your partner in diabetes care,