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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.

Using Pens – Keep It In and Hold It Down!

Susan received a phone call from her clinician's office recommending that she start using a pen for her insulin. She had also been prescribed a GLP-1 receptor agonist and was to go to the pharmacy to pick them up.
She went and signed up for the long 'discourse' patients receive when they pick up new meds including questions such as whether or not the pharmacist had offered instructions and pages of small print. She, like many of our patients, signed the sheets and went on her own way without ever talking to a pharmacist or asking a question.

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