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How does pramlintide (Symlin) treat my diabetes?

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You take pramlintide with insulin after a meal. The two drugs work together to lower your blood sugar. Pramlintide also helps you digest food more slowly. This puts less sugar into your bloodstream. In addition to controlling your A1c levels, pramlintide helps lessen your appetite, so you eat less.

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Nathan D. Diabetes Care, January 2009. 

Chiara Rossi M. Acta Biomed. 2009.

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. American Family Physician. June 2007.

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. New England Journal of Medicine, 2010.

Meade L. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, December 2009.

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 21, 2020

SOURCES:

Nathan D. Diabetes Care, January 2009. 

Chiara Rossi M. Acta Biomed. 2009.

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. American Family Physician. June 2007.

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. New England Journal of Medicine, 2010.

Meade L. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, December 2009.

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 21, 2020

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