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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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QUINTERO-CADAVID, Camilo Andrés; OTERO-REGINO, William  and  FRANCO-VEGA, Roberto. Gastric emptying and Type 2 diabetes mellitus. [online]. 2015, vol.63, n.2, pp.271-278. ISSN 0120-0011.

Proper control of diabetes mellitus is very important from many points of view. In recent years, the impact of postprandial blood glucose levels on the treatment and complications of this disease has been highlighted. Controlling postprandial hyperglycemia-and, therefore, its participation in the clinical deterioration of patients with diabetes-can be achieved by delaying gastric emptying and stimulating the incretin effect, which can be promoted using the analogues of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). In this article, the concept of the incretin effect and usefulness of GLP-1 analogues for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is reviewed.

Keywords : Diabetes mellitus; Type 2; Glucagon-like peptide 1; Gastric emptying; Incretins.

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