Extracting an anti-diabetic from the humble lupin

Extracting an anti-diabetic from the humble lupin

Diabetes, the world’s costliest disease. A global pandemic afflicting more than 422-million people, most of whom suffer from Type-2 diabetes linked to lifestyle factors such as diet. Gamma-conglutin, a naturally-occurring protein derived from lupins, has been shown to have a glucose lowering action, potentially making it effective against diabetes and pre-diabetes. However, extracting the protein […]

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Diabetes (3/5): Oral Meds (Dirty Mnemonic) Pharmacology Insulin Resistance – Sulfonylurea, Biguanide

Diabetes (3/5): Oral Meds (Dirty Mnemonic) Pharmacology Insulin Resistance – Sulfonylurea, Biguanide

Diabetes Drug Families (non-insulin): Suck My Big Anally-Inhibited Glitoris SUlfonylUreas – tell the pancreas: U need to release more insulin (sulfonAmides are Antbiotics) Mimetics – mimic natural hormones (like incretin/amylin) that have similar functions to insulin. Biguanide – decreases the liver from making more glucose. (The liver is a BIG organ) ANALogs (of glucagon-like peptide […]

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