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The Science of Type 2 Diabetes

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The Science of Type 2 Diabetes

TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES® - THE PODCAST! ...With Expert Endocrinologists Living with T1D, Drs. Steven V. Edelman & Jeremy Pettus

Type 2 diabetes is a very common condition, yet one of the most complicated to understand. Drs. E and P are taking a deep dive into what exactly is type 2 diabetes, what type 2 diabetes does to our body, and how we can treat type 2 diabetes and its associated conditions, including heart and kidney care. We discuss cavemen, lizard spit, and more in this scientific breakdown of type 2 diabetes.

Questions We’ll Cover in This Episode:
  • What is type 2 diabetes?
  • What causes type 2 diabetes?
  • Is type 2 diabetes genetic?
  • What are two main defects that lead to type 2 diabetes?
  • What is insulin resistance?
  • What is deficient insulin secretion?
  • How is weight linked to type 2 diabetes?
  • What are the associated abnormalities of type 2 diabetes?
  • What are the best treatments for type 2 diabetes?

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1): is a hormone released from the gut to prevent the abnormal rise in glucose levels after eating. GLP1 Receptor Agonists are a class of medications that mimic this process.
  • Ozempic (Semaglutide): once-weekly injectable
  • Rybelsus(Semaglutide): daily oral 
  • Trulicity (Dulaglutide): once-weekly injectable
  • Bydureon (Exenatide): once-weekly injectable
  • Victoza (Liraglutide): daily injectable
  • Adlyxin (Lixisenatide): daily injectable
Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors: are oral medications used in type 2 diabetes treatment that make you pee out excess glucose
  • Jardiance (Empagliflozin)
  • Invokana (Canagliflozin)
  • Farxiga (Dapagliflozin)
  • Steglatro (Ertugliflozin)
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