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Oct. 9, 2018

This week I got a new update from 23 and Me. They had some new data on the effects of gene mutations on major disease and when I looked up diabetes they let me know…based on a few large studies, it is estimated that 30-80% of the risk of developing …

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Talk About Aspirin With Your Patients

Male, 69 years of age, coronary artery disease,  two cardiac stents, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, prediabetes, bladder cancer.  His sister is 64 years of age, coronary artery disease, prediabetes, PCOS, elevated cardiac calcium score of >1000, no hyperlipidemia. HO early heart disease, stroke, and early death in family. There have been recent reports in the media speaking of the ASPREE Trial, which reported that taking aspirin daily is not effective for all people, and in some it may be more detrimental due to bleeding risks.

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Lisa Letourneau Complete Interview

Lisa Letourneau, MPH, RD, LDN, is a diabetes researcher, dietitian, and public health professional. As Diabetes and Genetics Clinical Research Manager at the University of Chicago, her work focuses on managing multiple studies related to atypical diabetes, including the largest monogenic diabetes registry in the United States.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #146: Glucose Toxicity Part 2

Chronic hyperglycemia as a cause of insulin Resistance: Insulin resistance in patients with type 1 diabetes—a consequence of glucose toxicity? Insulin resistance both precedes and predicts type 2 diabetes and therefore is not merely due to hyperglycemia. In the case of type 1 diabetes, it is clear that insulin resistance is an acquired and reversible phenomenon since insulin sensitivity is completely normalized during remission of the disease.

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