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Acarbose is a complex oligosaccharide used as a hypoglycemic agent in diabetes management. Acarbose inhibits enzymes required in catabolism of carbohydrates, specifically pancreatic alpha-amylase, which hydrolyzes complex starches to oligosaccharides in the lumen of the small intestine, and the membrane-bound intestinal alpha-glucosidases, which hydrolyze oligosaccharides, trisaccharides, and disaccharides to glucose and other monosaccharides in the small intestine. When acarbose is orally administered, less digestion of complex carbohydrates occur and less glucose is absorbed in the small intestine, thereby producing a smaller rise in postprandial blood glucose levels after a carbohydrate load.
Traditional Chinese herbal medicines hold promise for slowing progression of diabetes

Traditional Chinese herbal medicines hold promise for slowing progression of diabetes

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Study shows blocking dietary sugar in tumor cells may reduce cancer risk and progression

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Researchers identify potential sources of medicines derived from plants against diabetes

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Berry wines may help people with diabetes decrease their blood sugar

Weight gain or loss may also depend on medicines taken

Weight gain or loss may also depend on medicines taken

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Mylan receives FDA approval for generic Precose Tablets ANDA

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Watson Pharmaceuticals provides detailed overview of its global operations at Investor Day meeting in NY

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For safety, NHLBI changes intensive blood sugar treatment strategy in trial of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

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Analysis of diabetes drugs