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March 17, 2018

As our knowledge of diabetes has grown from just a deficiency of insulin to a disease caused by more than 10 problems, there has always been a problem classifying the different stages, severities and types. This has often led to much confusion and underuse of aggressive treatment algorithms for care. …

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Drug Classes and A1c

Which of the classes of drugs have you seen the best results in lowering A1c for type 2 diabetes? DPP-4, GLP-1, or SGLT-2? Follow the link to share your response.

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Screening for Type 2

Mrs. O’Doole is a 34-year-old of Irish descent. She works as a florist and is married with three children. She arrives at your clinic for her annual wellness exam. Her blood pressure is 130/84 mmHg, pulse 65, BMI 24 kg/m2 and her physical exam is notable for acne and mild hirsutism. Her only current medication is oral birth control pills. She recalls starting OCP 15 years prior, due to irregular menses. What clinical diagnosis would suggest screening Mrs. Hernandez for type 2 diabetes? A. Thyroid dysfunction B. Cushing syndrome C. Polycystic ovary syndrome D. Premature ovarian failure Follow the link for the answer.

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390 Drugs That Can Affect Blood Glucose Levels

What drugs affect glucose levels? Knowing the drugs that can affect blood glucose levels is essential in properly caring for your diabetes patients. Some medicines raise blood sugar in patients while others might lower their levels. However, not all drugs affect patients the same way. The list includes: Drugs that may cause hyperglycemia Drugs that may cause hypoglycemia Drugs that may cause hyper or hypoglycemia Drugs that mask hypoglycemia

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Thomas Seck Current Interview

Thomas Seck is Vice President of US Clinical Development and Medical Affairs Primary Care at Boehringer Ingelheim. Thomas earned his medical degree from the University of Mainz in Germany. He completed his residency and fellowship within the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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