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What Are GLP-1 Agonists and How Do They Work?

Kia17
Kia17

Specifically, GLP-1 receptor agonists are a type of non-insulin injectable medication that is becoming increasingly popular and prominent, making its way into the forefront of diabetes care and research. Studies have shown that these types of medicines, when used in combination with diet and exercise, both short acting and long acting, may help patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight, reduce their hemoglobin A1C (3 month average of their blood sugar), as well as potentially reduce the rate of cardiovascular death.

verywellhealth.com/glp1-rec...

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Presumably you are aware they are also being trialled for PD therapy, to slow or stop the disease progression.

Kia17
Kia17
in reply to WinnieThePoo

Correct. I think this line of treatment will be a big player in PD in the near future and we all need to be familiar with its pharmaceutical properties.

WinnieThePoo
WinnieThePoo
in reply to Kia17

Have you seen the presentation by Dr Athuda on Youtube? It covers the subject really well

Kia17
Kia17
in reply to WinnieThePoo

No I haven’t. Please paste the YouTube link for the presentation here.Thank you

WinnieThePoo
WinnieThePoo
in reply to Kia17