two new injectable diabetes drugs, Byetta (exenatide) and Symlin (pramlintide)

You'll hear a lot about two new injectable diabetes drugs, Byetta (exenatide) and Symlin (pramlintide).

These drugs are the first of their kind. They both mimic hormones that help regulate blood glucose.

Byetta is an incretin mimetic. Incretins are secreted by the GI tract after meals. They stimulate insulin secretion...slow stomach emptying...and reduce hunger.

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