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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Pramlintide Acetate (Symlin)

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Pramlintide Acetate (Symlin), a medication for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, is an injected medication that can reduce a person’s insulin requirement. Like lab-produced insulin, Symlin is an analogue of a naturally occurring hormone that is released by the beta cells of the pancreas and helps with blood glucose control. Possible side effects: nausea, most commonly, which may get better with time.

 
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