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[IP] Amylin

Amylin, a sister hormone to insulin, is currently in phase 3 (clinical) 
trials.  It has not yet been FDA approved for general use.   Amylin is a 
hormone normally secreted by beta cells of the pancreas and is an adjunct 
to insulin therapy.   Amylin levels are very low or undetectable in type 1, 
and in type 2 which requires insulin. Its main action is to suppress 
release of glucagon, thereby helping to decrease the post meal rises in 
bg.  It will require an injection with each meal, and cannot be mixed with 
insulin because of its (acidic) pH .  Results have been modestly promising, 
with average reductions of A1c of 0.3--0.4%, and modest weight loss (~ 3 
lbs) for many.  Read more about it here:



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