Daily Archives: Sep 23, 2017

Sept. 23, 2017

It is kind of funny that just a little over 4 years ago the idea that the kidneys had anything to do with causing diabetes was not in the realm of medical practice. “Way back” then only the opposite was imagined: that diabetes affected the kidneys. Then Invokana was introduced …

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Antihyperglycemic Medications for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Test Your Knowledge

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) list a hierarchy of usage for antihyperglycemic medications after metformin. Which one of the following lists shows the correct hierarchy, beginning with the most preferred? A. A Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs), sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, thiazolidinediones (TZDs), basal insulins B. SGLT-2 inhibitors, DPP-4 inhibitors, GLP-1 RAs, TZDs, basal insulins C. TZDs, GLP-1 RAs, SGLT-2 inhibitors, DPP-4 inhibitors, basal insulins D. GLP-1 RAs, SGLT-2 inhibitors, basal insulins, DPP-4 inhibitors, TZDs Follow the link to see the right answer.

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Current Interview: Todd Hobbs

Dr. Todd Hobbs is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Novo Nordisk in North America, where he leads the organization’s focus on the implications of diabetes for the patient, healthcare system, and healthcare professionals. He provides overall medical guidance to Novo Nordisk’s diabetes and obesity-related projects. Prior to working at Novo Nordisk, Dr. Hobbs had established a clinical practice based in Louisville, Kentucky, focusing on the intensive management of patients with diabetes of all ages, and served as chairman of the medicine department for a large regional medical center in Kentucky. During this 10year clinical career, he cared for more than 2,500 adults and children with diabetes, including outpatient and inpatient care, as well as intensive care.

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