Importance of Postprandial Glucose Control

, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

South Med J. 2001;94(8) 

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In the prevention of diabetic complications, controlling postprandial plasma glucose in patients with well-controlled type 2 diabetes is at least as important as controlling fasting glucose levels. Therefore, the ideal treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes should include a combination of agents that lower basal plasma glucose and agents that control meal-related glucose excursions.

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