Adult Onset Diabetes Amylin Mimetics
Amylin mimetics have the same actions as amylin, a protein that is normally produced by the pancreas. Amylin slows down the movement of food through the intestine. This slows down the absorption of glucose from the intestine, which reduces sudden increases in blood glucose.
An example of an amylin mimetic is:
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