hypoglycaemic agent

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Synonyms for hypoglycaemic agent

any of various agents that decrease the level of glucose in the blood and are used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus

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Oral hypoglycaemic agents (OHA) are convenient and more patient friendly as there is no need to inject, unlike insulin.
Hypoglycaemia while on treatment with oral hypoglycaemic agents (OHA) happened in 6 patients in glyburide group compared to only 3 in metformin group.
Our patient did not have diabetes and was not receiving insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents.
All patients with diabetes mellitus were studied sequentially, irrespective of their treatment with diet, oral hypoglycaemic agents or insulin.
Forty patients had diabetes controlled by diet alone 44 were controlled by oral hypoglycaemic agents and 16 were treated with insulin.
Addae-Mensah I, Munenge RW (1989) Qercetin-3-Neohes peridoside (rutin) and other flavonoids as the active hypoglycaemic agents of Bridelia ferruginea.
This shows that Diabetic patients on insulin mode of therapy have a higher risk of developing neuropathy as compared to those Diabetics on oral hypoglycaemic agents (Table 4).
This shows that Diabetic patients who miss more than 5 doses of their hypoglycaemic agents in a month have a higher risk for neuropathy (Table 5).
Keywords: Diabetes, insulin, oral hypoglycaemic agents, basal insulin, prandial insulin, postprandial hyperglycaemia.
Individuals with Type A insulin resistance who develop frank diabetes require large doses (>200 units/day) of subcutaneous insulin, oral hypoglycaemic agents and insulin sensitizers and despite this intense regimen glycemic control remains poor and these patients are at high risk of the complications of diabetes, such as cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, retinopathy and neuropathy.
17 A biased focus on newer oral hypoglycaemic agents however means that readers sometimes get a skewed opinion about diabetes praxis especially related to SU.
Pragmatic use of these molecules as second or third line therapy in combination with metformin other oral hypoglycaemic agents and at times insulin can help achieve good glycaemic control in a safe and well tolerated manner.
Oral hypoglycaemic agents (metformin, glyburide) have been found safe in pregnancy.