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Insulin/GLP-1 Combo

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Will you use the combination of insulin and a GLP-1 (when it becomes available) sooner than you would recommend insulin alone for people with type 2 diabetes? Follow the link to share your opinion!

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #43: Neuropeptides and Islet Hormone Secretion Part 2 of 5

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Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP): VIP was originally isolated from the porcine small intestine in the early 1970s and found to consist of 28 amino acid residues, with a C-terminal α-amidation showing structural similarities to other members of the glucagon superfamily of peptides [18]. VIP is formed by processing of 149-amino acid proVIP and is highly conserved as illustrated by human, porcine, and rat VIP increased glucose tolerance with a reduction of circulating glucose.

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