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Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook, Updated 2nd Ed., Excerpt #43: Pharmacotherapy of Type 2 Diabetes, Part 2


Richard S. Beaser, MD This week’s excerpt covers the following topics: The mechanism of action for antidiabetes medications Which medications improve insulin action Which meds slow gastric absorption Which meds increase insulin secretion Which meds increase the effect of incretins How to compare diabetes meds  

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GLP-1 Agonist Interaction with Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia

A study shows GLP-1 agonists slow the acceleration of gastric emptying that occurs as a result of insulin-induced hypoglycemia…. Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are used as monotherapy, secondary therapy with other oral agents, and in combination with basal insulin for management of type 2 diabetes. Though they are …

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Surprising Trends in the Use of Antidiabetic Drugs

Researchers track data on antidiabetic prescriptions dispensed from retail pharmacies in the US and note some interesting prescribing patterns. What is the most antidiabetic drug dispensed?… See more SGLT-2 Resources Despite the ability of nonpharmacological methods such as lifestyle interventions and bariatric surgery to improve type 2 diabetes outcomes, most …

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