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Jan. 16, 2018

So often in patients with diabetes, there are multiple co-morbidities that can lead to premature death or at the least a decreased quality of life. There is often the question as to which disease comes first and whether the combination of these diseases worsen each other. This week, our Clinical …

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A Way to Motivate Unmotivated Patients

Young man, 21 years of age. type 1 diabetes since 9 years of age. Has not been to see hcp for a year. States he doesn’t like people interrogating him, but came in because he needs his insulin. States he doesn’t check his glucose because he can tell what it is. Tired of having type 1 diabetes and tired of checking numbers. A1C in office--10.2%.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #108: Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer Part 1

Introduction: An association between hyperglycemia, diabetes, and cancer has been recognized for many years. Epidemiologists first noted the association between diabetes and cancer in the early part of the twentieth century, while the association between hyperglycemia and cancer was reported in 1885. At that time, in Europe and North America life expectancy was improving, rates of over-nutrition and under-exercise were increasing, there was a rise in the percentage of people that were overweight, and the incidence of diabetes began to climb.

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