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Tag "hypoglycaemia"

New uses and formulations of glucagon for hypoglycaemia

Authors: Pilar I Beato-Víbora PhD, Francisco J Arroyo-Díez PhD

Hypoglycaemia is a frequent complication of insulin
therapy. Injectable glucagon and oral intake of carbohydrates are
the recommended treatments for severe and non-severe
hypoglycaemic episodes, respectively. New uses and formulations of glucagon are reviewed and discussed in this article.


A review of current treatment strategies for gestational diabetes mellitus

Authors: Kristi W Kelley, Dana G Carroll, Allison Meyer

Once changes in lifestyle have failed, treatment for gestational diabetes mellitus remains a matter of debate. In this article the authors review the evidence for glyburide and metformin, and discuss the role of insulin. Also, recommendations for postpartum screening and how to manage patients who are breastfeeding are described.