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May 30, 2017

The use of glucose in the body has taken on a lot of new points in the last few years, as we learn more about the effects of organs such as the kidney and the small intestines. Very often we talk about steady state glucose and how for a lot …

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Not All Insulins and Not All Syringes are U-100

Problems associated with the use of U-500 insulin syringes. We received two reports of accidental prescribing of the new BD U-500 insulin syringes for outpatients who were using a U-100 insulin product. In one case, an endocrinology clinic called the hospital pharmacy to ask how to order U-500 syringes. During the conversation, it became apparent that there was some confusion about the use of these syringes. The pharmacist stressed that the patient should not use a U-500 syringe to measure any insulin concentration other than U-500, or the measurement would be incorrect, leading to a 5-fold underdose.

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Dave Vigerust Full Video

In part 1 of this Exclusive Interview, Dr. Vigerust discusses his role at molecular diagnostics company MyGenetx, and how diagnostic testing can reveal underlying genetic predispositions that can put diabetes patients at greater risk of cardiovascular events.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #76: Insulin Actions in Vivo: Glucose Metabolism Part 2 of 9

Glucose metabolism: Introduction. Any given concentration of glucose in plasma (and in the space in equilibrium with plasma) is the result of simultaneous release of glucose into the circulation and uptake of glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Whenever plasma glucose concentration is stable, the concurrent rates of its release and overall uptake must be equal. Glucose turnover (TR) is this rate of constant flux through its system.

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May 27, 2017

For those of you who read our Clinical newsletter, the recent Disaster Averted looked at different strengths of insulin and how we have to be aware that if anything can possibly go wrong, it will. We could not have been any more timely with that example as we have just …

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Current Video Interviews: Dr. Scott Isaacs

Diabetes in Control speaks with top endocrinologists and other medical professionals to bring you the latest in diabetes news and research. This week, we have a special interview with one of the presenters at the AACE 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Austin, Texas, Dr. Scott Isaacs, who shares his knowledge about endocrinology, obesity, and medical weight loss.

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