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  1. Frequently Asked Questions about Diabetes

    ... of diabetes on pregnancy? What should the target for blood glucose during pregnancy be? How should diabetes during pregnancy ... baby, and insulin resistance from, placental hormones causes postprandial hyperglycemia. Pregnancy can also worsen diabetic retinopathy and ...

  2. Scientific Highlights: 2016 Latin American conference on cardiometabolic diseases management: health emergencies in focus

    ... dysfunction in diabetes: the hidden disease complicating blood pressure and heart rate control New developments from recent ... improves insulin sensitivity and reduces fasting or postprandial glucose levels; it also reduces the incidence of cardiovascular ...

  3. Diabetes and Metformin

    ... first approved for use in the USA in 1994. It helps control blood sugar in several ways, including decreasing hepatic glucose production, ... et al . 11 found that treatment with metformin increased postprandial GLP-1 levels in patients with T2D. Since then, increased GLP-1 ...

  4. Recommended reading – key published papers from 2017

    ... GLP-1RAs appeared to result in smaller changes in systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol compared with continuous-acting ... control, short-acting GLP-1RAs had a greater impact on postprandial glucose levels versus continuous-acting GLP-1RAs, but for fasting ...

  5. Current global guidelines for type 2 diabetes treatment

    ... insulin secretion and/or insulin action results in high blood glucose levels. Patients with diabetes that is not properly controlled ... in patients with mild elevations of blood sugar, especially post-prandial elevations. Dipeptidylpeptidase-4 enzyme inhibitors can be ...