J Korean Diabetes.  2014 Sep;15(3):142-145. 10.4093/jkd.2014.15.3.142.

The Role of the Kidney in Glucose Metabolism

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  • 1Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. bard95@hanmail.net

Abstract

It is well known that the kidney is important for maintaining glucose homeostasis in vivo. However, the physiological role of the kidney in glucose metabolism is typically underestimated. Recently, a new class of anti-diabetic medications that affect the renal glucose regulatory mechanism was introduced into the market, sparking the interest of many researchers to better understand this mechanism. In this article, I briefly describe the role of the kidney in glucose metabolism and the changes of its function in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Keyword

Kidney; Glucose; Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Sodium glucose cotransporter 2; Gluconeogenesis
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