Vol 11, No 3 (2010): Practical Diabetology
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Published online: 2010-11-05

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Incretin-like effect of acarbose

Jacek Sieradzki
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2010;11(3):80-83.


Acarbose is well known drug in therapy of type 2 diabetes. Some effects of acarbose are connected with its action on incretin axe. Such efects are results of non absorbed glucose, which stimulates in lower part of intestinum secretion of GLP-1 by L cells. (Diabet. Prakt. 2010; 11, 3: 80–83)

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