Can alpha-glucosidase inhibitors reduce the insulin dosage administered to patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus?


For 10 patients (three women and seven men) with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, who had been given insulin (22.6 +/- 19.6 U/day) and had frequently shown hypoglycaemia, the insulin dose was slightly reduced and the administration of an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor was simultaneously started. Hypoglycaemic symptoms disappeared immediately and… (More)


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