Calcium Channel Blockers CCBs

Insulin release from pancreas depends on an increase in cytosolic calcium in vitro (34) and CCBs have been used in the treatment of insulinoma (35). It appears that induction of glucose intolerance by CCBs is dose-dependent and clinically used dosages do not pose any majorthreat, though few reports implicate therapeutic use of verapamil with marked hyperglycemia (36).

TABLE 2 Randomized Trials that Examined Incidence of New-Onset Diabetes


Primary treatment

Increase in new-onset diabetes by primary treatment


Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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