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July 1, 2017

It is not how often you take your glucose, but rather when you take your glucose reading, that makes the biggest difference. For many years the standard of care has been for an orally medicated patient to check their glucose when they first get up in the morning. Two¬†things occur …

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Statins and Exercise: Revisited

I chronicled someone with type 1 diabetes whose ability to exercise was compromised by his use of statins back in April 2016. As you know, statins are a class of medications prescribed to lower cholesterol levels or abnormal levels of blood fats, with the goal being a reduction in the risk of heart attack and stroke. Brand name examples of statin medications include Altoprev, Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, Livalo, Mevacor, Pravachol, and Zocor.

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Type 2 Blood Sugar Monitoring

How often do you recommend to your patients with type 2 who do not take insulin that they monitor their blood glucose? 1) Once daily in the AM 2) Twice daily in the AM and after 1 meal 3) 3 or 4 times daily 2 to 3 times a week 4) Other Follow the link to see how you compare to your colleagues.

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