GLP-1 agonists

At present, the therapeutic application and potential value of GLP-1RAs in diseases other than diabetes has become a research hotspot.- Xin Zhao

GLP-1 agonists

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... there are numerous types of diabetes pills that can be effective in treating type 2 diabetes. But, thanks to the changing nature of this condition, over time, diabetes pills may not be enough to keep blood sugars and HbA1c within a safe range. In the past, the next step would be to start on insulin. And while many people do, indeed, go on insulin (and there’s nothing wrong with that), today, there are other options: these are the non-insulin injectable medications.

The other class of non-insulin injectables that is more widely used than the amylin analog is known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. The action of these drugs is based on incretins, which are gut hormones that work to increase…

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