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Jul 19, 2016


Over the last 7 years we have heard all about the benefits of GLP-1 analogs. One of the benefits that is often touted is the increase in first phase insulin release. In simple terms, we define this as “the quick release of insulin at the first bite of food,” but what does it mean physiologically, and how does it occur? This week in our clinical text we discuss the dynamics of insulin secretion and explain the concept of bi-phasal insulin release.

Dave Joffe