Improved Glycemic Control due to Reduction in Glucagon Levels by the Administration of Once-Weekly Dulaglutide in a Non-Obese Patient With Type 2 Diabetes

Shingo Morimitsu, Hidetaka Hamasaki

Abstract


Treatment with glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) is a cornerstone for the management of obesity and type 2 diabetes. GLP-1RAs improve the glycemic control by suppressing glucagon secretion and stimulating insulin secretion in patients with type 2 diabetes. Here, we report the case of a patient with type 2 diabetes with postprandial hyperglucagonemia who was successfully treated by the administration of once-weekly dulaglutide. A 67-year-old, non-obese woman was admitted to our hospital for preoperative glycemic control. Her glycemic control significantly improved after the administration of dulaglutide. Both fasting and postprandial plasma glucagon levels were effectively suppressed by dulaglutide, which ameliorated hyperglycemia. Thus, to achieve an optimal glycemic control, clinicians should consider suppressing glucagon secretion in addition to improving insulin secretion and sensitivity.




J Endocrinol Metab. 2018;8(1):6-9
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jem486w

Keywords


Type 2 diabetes; Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist; Glucagon

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