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Postprandial hyperglycemia: a new frontier in diabetes management?

Ada Maffettone, Massimo Rinaldi, Andrea Fontanella
  • Ada Maffettone
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Dysmetabolic Diseases, AORN Ospedali dei Colli, Naples, Italy |
  • Massimo Rinaldi
    Consultant of Internal Medicine, Villa delle Magnolie, Caserta, Italy
  • Andrea Fontanella
    Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale del Buonconsiglio, Fatebenefratelli, Naples, Italy


Postprandial hyperglycemia is one of the earliest abnormalities of glucose homeostasis associated with type-2 diabetes and it is markedly exaggerated in diabetic patients with fasting hyperglycemia. An extensive body of data demonstrates a strong association between postprandial glucose levels and cardiovascular risk factors. Our article will focus on the concept of postprandial hyperglycemia, its physiopathology, its role on cardiovascular risk factors and the effects of new devices and a new faster insulin analog on postprandial hyperglycemia.


Diabetes; postprandial hyperglycemia; cardiovascular risk factors; insulin faster aspart; flash glucose monitoring.

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Submitted: 2017-12-05 11:33:55
Published: 2018-06-20 12:31:19
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