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- n. The toxic effects of excessive levels of glucose in the blood (as in diabetes)
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"Beyond reducing glucotoxicity, dapagliflozin might improve cardiovascular outcome by reducing overweight and blood pressure," they wrote.
Poitout V, Robertson RP (2002) Minireview: secondary beta-cell failure in type 2 diabetes - a convergence of glucotoxicity and lipotoxicity.
"If, as we hypothesize, the inhibition of IL-1 beta improves the condition of insulin-producing cells in patients by breaking the vicious cycle of glucotoxicity, the implications would be very promising for the treatment of the disease."