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GLP-1 Agonist Therapy Center

GLP-1 Diabetes Drug Treatment: GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists) are incretin mimetics which have several benefits for diabetes management. They suppress post-prandial glucagon release, delay stomach emptying, and increase insulin sensitivity. Significantly lower rates of hypoglycemia accompany GLP-1 therapy. This class also has the side effect of modest weight reduction and reduction of systolic blood pressure. GLP-1 receptor agonists are counter-indicated for patients with a history of pancreatitis.

Can Smaller Forks Help Diabetes Patients?

Patient, female, 54 years of age, type 2 diabetes and obesity, told me she thought her weight and subsequent type 2 diabetes related to overeating, especially large portions. She is being seen by a behavior therapist for her eating disorder. I started her on a GLP-1. Even at starting dose, she reported feeling more satiated, but still overeating. The dose was increased...

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Patient’s Plan to “Stop All of My Medicine” Not a Good Idea…

The patient, a woman, 52 years of age, has type 2 diabetes and is on metformin, a GLP-1 agonist, and a long-acting insulin. Over the past few months, I’ve received calls and emails from her every now and then to let me know her glucose levels were rising, but whenever …

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