J Korean Diabetes > Volume 15(3); 2014 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2014;15(3):142-145.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkd.2014.15.3.142    Published online September 30, 2014.
포도당 대사에서 신장의 역할
The Role of the Kidney in Glucose Metabolism.
Sang Youl Rhee
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. bard95@hanmail.net
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.
Key Words: Kidney, Glucose, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Sodium glucose cotransporter 2, Gluconeogenesis

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