Introduction

The pivotal role that multiple pancreatic and gut hormones play in the maintenance of glucose homeostasis has become increasingly apparent over the past several years (1,2). We know today that in patients with diabetes, hyperglycemia results not only from factors beyond absolute or relative insulin deficiency and insulin resistance, but also from abnormalities in secretion and action of a number of hormones including the a-cell hormone glucagon, the incretin glucagon-like-peptide-1, and the P-cell hormone amylin (1,2). This chapter focuses on the hormone amylin and the therapeutic use of the amylin analog pramlintide in the management of insulin-using patients with type 2 diabetes.

Supplements For Diabetics

Supplements For Diabetics

All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.

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