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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #75: Insulin actions in vivo: glucose metabolism Part 1 of 9

Glucose is widespread in living organisms and, with protein and fat, completes the triad of the major metabolic fuels. To a much lesser extent than in plants, glucose also constitutes a building block for structural and enzymatic components of cells as well as the extracellular matrix. As a metabolic substrate, glucose is present in organisms essentially in its simple, monomeric form (alpha-D-glucopyranose) and as a branched polymer of alpha-glucose, namely glycogen. Disaccharides of glucose (lactose, maltose, and sucrose) are quantitatively less important. Glucose is present in plasma water at a concentration that — in a healthy adult who has fasted overnight — ranges between 3.6 and 5.5 mmol L−1 (65 – 99 mg dL−1 ).

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Recommending GLP-1

To your type 1 patients who use large amounts of insulin or are overweight, have you recommended the use of a GLP-1 receptor agonist in their treatment? (See Article #3) 1) Yes 2) No 3) No, but will now consider What do your colleagues think? Follow the link to find out!

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