Is There an Ongoing Effect After Beta-cell Function Treatment Withdrawal? — ADA
Jun 25, 2019
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Emma Kammerer, L|E|C|O|M Bradenton School of Pharmacy, PharmD Candidate
Slowing the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes or slowing the loss of β-cell function plays a role in the treatment of diabetes. Previous studies have demonstrated post-withdrawal effects in patients with type 2 diabetes being treated with intensive insulin therapy. However, with the popularity of metformin for treatment and prevention of diabetes, studies have not tested the durability of efficacy upon withdrawal for longer than 2 weeks.
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