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Diabetes Drugs in the Hospital

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Pramlintide (Symlin). This injectable drug suppresses the release of glucagon, slows the rate at which food leaves the stomach, and tends to decrease appetite. Since it is mainly used to reduce blood glucose levels after meals, it would not be helpful for people who are not eating or are eating much less than usual.

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