Reference : Glucose metabolism and the postprandial state.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Endocrinology, metabolism & nutrition
Glucose metabolism and the postprandial state.
Lefebvre, Pierre [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Diabétologie,nutrition, maladies métaboliques >]
Scheen, André mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Diabétologie, nutrition et maladie métaboliques - Médecine interne générale >]
European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Blackwell Publishing
29 Suppl 2
Yes (verified by ORBi)
United Kingdom
[en] Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/metabolism ; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/metabolism ; Glucose/metabolism ; Humans ; Postprandial Period/physiology
[en] Disturbances of postprandial glucose metabolism are now thought to contribute to cardiovascular disease. Postprandial glucose excursions can be affected by a number of factors, such as the types of carbohydrates ingested and the way they are metabolized. In Type 2 diabetes, factors that contribute to excessive postprandial glucose excursions include disruption of insulin secretion, insufficient inhibition of hepatic glucose production and defective glucose storage in muscle. A number of measures may attenuate excessive postprandial blood glucose excursions. These include a diet high in 'low glycaemic index' foods and treatment with drugs that improve or restore the hormonal response (e.g. the sulphonylureas and the newer beta-cell mediated insulinotropic drugs such as repaglinide), that improve insulin sensitivity or that delay gastric emptying.

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