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Rieko Umayahara, Takako Yonemoto, Chika Kyou, Kae Morishita, Tatsuo Ogawa, Yoshitaka Taguchi, Tatsuhide Inoue
This randomized, prospective study was conducted in 76 subjects to assess whether low-dose (0.5-2 mg/day) glimepiride, in combination therapy with sitagliptin, improves glycemic control in a dose-dependent manner in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes. Eligible subjects had been treated with glimepiride at doses of 3-6 mg/day for at least 3 months and had a HbA1c level of ≥6.9%. Subjects were randomly assigned to three treatment groups of reduced doses of glimepiride (0.5 mg/day, 1 mg/day, or 2 mg/day) in addition to sitagliptin for 24 weeks...
2014: Endocrine Journal
Jun Shirakawa, Yuko Murohashi, Noriko Okazaki, Shunsuke Yamazaki, Tetsuya Tamura, Tomoko Okuyama, Yu Togashi, Yasuo Terauchi
A 45-year-old woman who had undergone total gastrectomy for gastric cancer presented with a history of postprandial hypoglycemic episodes with loss of consciousness after meals. Laboratory findings revealed marked hyperinsulinemia and hypoglycemia after a meal. We first treated the patient with octreotide; however, she was unable to continue the treatment because of adverse effects of the drug, such as nausea and headache. Diazoxide was used next for preventing hyperinsulinemia; however, this was not effective for suppressing the postprandial insulin secretion...
2014: Endocrine Journal
Koichiro Sato, Shinobu Satoh, Tomonori Muraoka, Yuko Miyazaki, Kaori Kikuchi, Yasuo Terauchi
Type 2 diabetes is known to be associated with cognitive dysfunction and an increased risk of dementia in the elderly. Although it is one of the most efficacious therapies in diabetic patients, insulin therapy requires that patients learn to inject themselves with insulin. We studied the association between brain atrophy detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head and the ability of type 2 diabetic patients to learn self-injection. MRI of the head was performed in 41 type 2 diabetic patients aged 60-80 years old...
August 22, 2014: Endocrine Journal
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