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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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Meet Rhiana Wynn, age 8, of Saugus, Calif. She's participating in this year's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®, as a Red Strider. Red Striders are people with diabetes who participate in the event. Rhiana steps out to encourage other people with diabetes and to meet other kids like her. Learn more about why other Red Striders step out. Read more >