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Nov. 29, 2016

Each and every week, we try to bring you the best in diabetes care in our clinical newsletter. However, no matter how much education we give a patient or how great the new drugs are, if a patient can’t afford the medicines they need then they are doomed to failure. …

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #52: Incretin Physiology in Health and Disease Part 2 of 6

Secretion of incretin hormones: The mucosa of the intestinal tract harbors a large number of endocrine cells that give rise to various peptide hormones. These include cholecystokinin, motilin, secretin, gastrin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP, also referred to as glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide), glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), glucagon-like peptide 2, and peptide YY.

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Nov. 26, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Diabetes In Control! Many of us are too old to remember how hard tests were when we were in school. In addition, the way learning works now there is always a good chance you can Google the answer. So, the question that …

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Question #861

Test Your Knowledge

In 2016, the TYK questions that received the most interest from our readers were those with a personal touch: questions that gave case-study style descriptions of individual patients and their needs. The 5 most popular questions of the year are featured in this issue. Can you guess which of these 2016 TYK questions was the most popular of all? A. Question #814, January 2: Unnamed patient B. Question #817, January 23: Mrs. O'Doole C. Question #823, March 5: Mrs. Hunter D. Question #833, May 14: Mrs. Wilson E. Question #835, May 26: Mr. Fontello

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Survey Says: Top Polls of 2016

In a year that saw much discussion about new drugs, new devices, and how politics might affect medical care, the surveys you were most interested in were those that touched on the core aspects of care for patients with diabetes. See the five polls that engaged you most.

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Responding to Surveys

Why do you respond to DIC survey questions? 1. Because the question is interesting 2. Want to share my opinion 3. Want to see what my colleagues think 4. All of the above 5. I usually don't respond

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