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What is GLP-1?

GLP-1: The natural hormone everyone’s talking about.

GLP-1 is short for glucagon-like peptide 1. It’s a natural hormone released by cells in the intestine. It works in your body in different ways, helping your body release more insulin at mealtime to keep blood glucose (sugar) in balance. 

A GLP-1 receptor agonist is a non-insulin medication that acts like the GLP-1 in your body, and it’s a type of treatment option to help manage type 2 diabetes. 

Watch this short video to learn more.

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