Revista Cubana de Endocrinología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2953
An updated review on a new group of drugs that act by different ways and that regulate postprandial hyperglycemia in diabetic patiens by different mechanisms of action was made. The roles played by repaglinide, an insulin secretagogue agent independent of sulphonilureas that helps to restore the physiology of the failure in the initial insulin secreting peak in type 2 diabetics, and by acarbose, an intestinal alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, were stressed. As postprandial hyperglycemia is determinant in the appearance of vascular complications, it was concluded that these groups of drugs may help to attain a better metabolic control and that they represent new drug options to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Palabras llave : HYPERGLYCEMIA [complications]; HYPOCLYCEMIC AGENTS.