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What are Incretins and Amylins?

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Incretins and Amylins are both naturally produced hormones that have different actions to control blood glucose.  Inretins are secreted from the gut to stimulate insulin secretion in response to eating food. The medication works in the same way. Amylins are secreted by the pancreas. They slow emptying of the stomach contents into the gastrointestinal tract, lower hunger sensations, and effect of hormones involved in blood glucose regulation.


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