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Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 1989;37(1):33-6.

Reduction of postprandial blood glucose by the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor Miglitol (BAY m 1099) in type II diabetes.

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Department of Medicine I, University of Vienna, Austria.


The dose-dependency of the effects of the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor Miglitol (Bay m 1099) was investigated in 8 Type II diabetic patients. Administration of increasing doses of Miglitol once daily in the morning on four consecutive days concomitantly with a standardized meal containing 50 g starch led to a dose-dependent reduction in the maximal increase in the postprandial blood glucose level and in postprandial incremental AUC of blood glucose. The latter was significant for 50, 100, 75 and 200 mg Miglitol. Bay m 1099 also markedly retarded the appearance of the peak postprandial blood glucose concentration, which indicates delayed carbohydrate absorption. Serum insulin levels, documented as incremental AUCs of the serum insulin excursions, were not reduced dose dependently, because of the impaired insulin secretory capacity of the patients.

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