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  • noun Any of a group of hypoglycemic drugs, such as glyburide, that act on the beta cells of the pancreas to increase the secretion of insulin.

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  • noun Any of a class of antidiabetic drugs that act by increasing insulin release from the beta cells in the pancreas.

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  • noun antidiabetic consisting of any of several drugs that reduce the level of glucose in the blood; used to treat diabetes mellitus

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  • It controls a molecule called the sulfonylurea receptor 1 or SUR1.

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  • It controls a molecule called the sulfonylurea receptor 1 or SUR1.

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  • It controls a molecule called the sulfonylurea receptor 1 or SUR1.

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  • It controls a molecule called the sulfonylurea receptor 1 or SUR1.

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  • When JANUVIA is used in combination with another type of diabetes medicine known as a sulfonylurea, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) due to the sulfonylurea can occur.

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  • For this reason, people with type two diabetes can be treated with therapies that decrease insulin demand, including diet, exercise, and drugs; with medications that increase insulin supply, such as sulfonylurea or meglitinides or with insulin itself.

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  • Things that can make C-peptide higher then normal: Taking medicines, such as sulfonylurea medicines for type 2 diabetes, corticosteroids, diuretics, or birth control pills, use of alcohol, or kidney failure.

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  • Thomas PM, Cote GJ, Wohllk N, Haddad B, Mathew PM, Rabl W, et al. Mutations in the sulfonylurea receptor gene in familial persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy. [see comments].

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  • Metformin and sulfonylurea drugs -- the latter a class of diabetes drugs including glyburide, glipizide, chlorpropamide, tolbutamide and tolazamide -- are often among the first medications prescribed to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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  • In addition, these heart problems occurred earlier in the course of treatment among those people taking the sulfonylurea drugs, the study showed.

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