Insulin’s Partner - Amylin
Insulin has a partner and it is called Amylin. Amylin and insulin work together to control a diabetic’s blood glucose. Amylin is especially helpful for diabetics who have uncontrolled diabetes.
Amylin was discovered/developed in the 1970’s although, it took scientists nearly thirty-five years to figure out how Amylin works. Once they discovered that Amylin can be partnered with insulin to help control a diabetics blood sugar levels. Amylin can help in a few ways by suppressing the appetite which reducing the amount of food consumed. Amylin also slows down the gastric emptying process and inhibits the body’s secretion of digestive enzymes it also inhibits the hormone glucagon, which allows extra insulin to be released at mealtimes.
Insulin and Amylin
By using Amylin with insulin, a small spike in the blood sugar level is seen and less insulin is needed. When insulin and Amylin are used together, it allows the diabetic to have better management over their diabetes. Which can lead to less complications caused by an increase in blood sugar levels and allow the diabetic to a better peace of mind?