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FitStar Personal Trainer

FitStar, Inc. Free – Basic Edition/iOS   For your patients who don’t think they have enough time to do even the simplest workout, this app may help them get over some of their fears. They can workout anytime, anywhere with the FitStar Personal Trainer including while traveling and at home …

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Letter from the Editor, #775

It is amazing how things have changed in the way we work with diabetes patients. In the office this week I was seeing some patients for individual counseling, and as we were talking about food choices I kept hearing one comment over and over: “This is not what they taught …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #9: Infections in Diabetes Part 1 of 3

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David Levy, MD, FRCP Introduction Infections in patients with diabetes are a persistent trap for both the inexperienced and world-wise physician. Whenever someone with diabetes presents unwell, always consider the possibility of infection. High blood glucose levels predispose to some acute infections, especially postoperatively, but other mechanisms are involved, for example …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #234

"Heloderma suspectum" is the buzz phrase this week. It turns out that he is a cousin of Martin, the green lizard of Geico fame, and was the first reptile to make using incretins in diabetes therapy possible. This class has changed the ideas we previously had about diabetes management and …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #9: Pharmacological Treatment of Hyperglycemia Part 2 of 2

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David Levy, MD, FRCP Drugs acting on the incretin system (entero-insular axis) (Fig. 6.2) The incretin effect Bayliss and Starling inferred the existence of gut-derived substances affecting carbohydrate metabolism more than a century ago, but the incretin effect was not described until 1969: the observation that for a given achieved level …

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ASCVD Risk Estimator

American College of Cardiology Foundation Free/iOS & Android   The ASCVD Risk Estimator is published jointly by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to help health care providers and patients estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) using the Pooled Cohort …

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