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Team Novo Nordisk Competes in USA Pro Challenge Stage 7

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"Diabetes has never been an excuse for this team." Jacqueline Middleton, Sports Reporter from the USA Pro Challenge Stage 7 At the ready. Team Novo Nordisk awaits the start of Stage 7 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Denver, Colorado. Seventeen professional cyclists, from 10 different countries, all living …

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PreTest Self Assessment

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gWhiz Education Free for starter pack, $29.99 per topic after iOS/Android    From the experts in textbook publishing at McGraw-Hill comes this app designed for medical students. The PreTest Self-Assessment and Review includes questions and detailed answers covering the major topics included in the USMLE and medical boards. The starter pack …

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How to Improve Your Patients’ Injection Techniques

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How to Improve Your Patients’ Injection Techniques    Many times our patients our injecting their insulin improperly. It is important that they review the proper procedures on occasion. This tool from BD can help improve the way they give injections and help to control their blood sugars. How to Improve Your …

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FDA Approves Novo Nordisk’s Echo Pen for Kids

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FDA Approves Novo Nordisk’s Echo Pen for Kids  The echo pen from Novo Nordisk is available in red or blue with a choice of skins. It records dose and time since last injection and can dose from 0.5 to 30 units for fine-tuning doses. NovoPen Echo will be available to …

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Hypoglycemia Tied to Fatal Arrhythmia in Diabetes

A new study in Diabetes Care revealed hypertension, QT prolongation and hypokalemia were common in diabetes patients with severe hypoglycemia, possibly shedding light on how low blood glucose levels result in fatal arrhythmia and death. Type 1 diabetes patients were less likely than those with type 2 diabetes to have …

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Flu Plus Obesity Increase Risk of Death Three-fold:

Obese people face nearly three-fold higher odds of dying from a flu infection and should be given priority access to flu shots, according to the authors of a new study. They found that the risk of dying increases at a BMI of 30 or greater.  The researchers analyzed 239 studies …

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Sleep Duration Influences Exercise Duration

Women with shorter total sleep time also showed reduced exercise duration the following day, according to a small study. Results suggest that sleep influences next day exercise rather than exercise influencing sleep. The relationship between total sleep time (TST) and next day exercise was stronger for those with shorter TST …

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