Monday, October 16, 2006

SYMLIN-- Where have you been? - The Diabetes Blog

SYMLIN-- Where have you been? - The Diabetes Blog:

I came across this link on a Byette analogue I missed somehow:

"when non-diabetics produce insulin, they simultaneously release a hormone called Amlyn. The synthetic form of this is SYMLIN. Well it's about time! I assure you, as certain as the sun rises in the East-it works!

SYMLIN slows down the movement of food through your stomach. This affects how fast sugar enters your blood after eating. SYMLIN also helps you to feel full more quickly during meals, causing you to eat less than you normally would. SYMLIN is always used with insulin to help lower blood sugar during the 3 hours after meals. You may have already heard of its sibling: BYETTA. Amylin manufactures both, SYMLIN and BYETTA. There's a chemical juxtaposition, but I'm no rocket scientist. Anybody want to take a stab at it?

SYMLIN is not an ideal drug for every diabetic. It does have its side effects, the most pronounced being nausea. However, if you've been searching for an agent to quell the search and destroy mission insulin conveys to your appetite - SYMLIN might be your new friend on the battlefield."

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