The naturally occurring hormone GLP-1 when co-administered during hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in non-diabetic individuals can reduce the deleterious effects of hypoglycemia on the vasculature. We have shown that IV infusion of GLP-1 during a single moderate episode of hypoglycemia can preserve endothelial function and protect the vasculature from pro-coagulant and pro-inflammatory effects in healthy individuals.
It is unknown whether GLP-1 could protect the vasculature during episodes of repeated hypoglycemia and whether GLP-1 would have protective effects in T1DM individuals.
Source: View full study details on ClinicalTrials.gov
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. By listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details.