Home / 2017 / April / 18

Daily Archives: Apr 18, 2017




April 18, 2017

I recently spent some time talking to the director of one of the transplant centers in Florida that specializes in liver and kidney transplants. She was explaining all the the factors that go into finding a correct match for patients, how patients who need a kidney are selected and how …

Read More »

There Is A Difference

57-year-old female, prediabetes, class II obesity, arthritis R knee, family history includes father with type 2 diabetes with renal disease. Verbalizes her fear of having diabetes. Besides discussing lower carbohydrate meal plan, discussed metformin, and being as active as she possibly can without causing further injury to her knee. First set of labs showed her A1C to be 6.4% and her FPG 118.

Read More »

International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #71: Regulation of Glucose Metabolism in Liver Part 7 of 11

Allosteric regulation of hexose flux is another example where the regulation of gluconeogenesis occurs by interaction with glycolytic regulation. The conversion of F-1-P to F-1,6-P2 is irreversibly catalyzed by the gluconeogenic enzyme fructose-1,6- bisphosphatase, and the opposite glycolytic reaction is irreversibly catalyzed by phosphofructokinase.

Read More »