Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Postprandial Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes
"Although fasting hyperglycemia is used commonly to diagnose type 2 diabetes, there is increasing interest in the role of postprandial blood glucose (PPG) for both the diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes.[3] Postprandial hyperglycemia develops early in the course of type 2 diabetes and is often evident even before fasting plasma glucose (FPG) elevations are seen. In addition, PPG is a marker of glycemic burden and is as predictive or more predictive of the risk for complications of diabetes when compared with FPG.

A look at the new incretin mimetics and how they can help those postprandial swings - an interesting article for those of us who have type 2 Diabetes - something to discuss with your endocronologist at your next office visit. I don't have a serious problem with fasting blood sugars, but sure do with postprandial glucose values (after meal spikes). *Note - you may have to register at the Medscape site to read the article, but it's a free registration.

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