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Dec. 4, 2018

Alex Trebek has been hosting Jeopardy for the last 34 years. Can you imagine how many times a contestant has blurted out the phrase, “I’ll take medicine for 400 dollars”? In fact, matching a topic to a dollar amount is in much the same way a part of our culture …

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Culture: Think About It

Man, 32 years of age, of Asian Indian descent, family history of type 2 diabetes, BMI-28,  blood pressure 142/84, WC-92cm visited for annual physical. Although the patient has not at this time been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the numbers and history were revealing that he is at increased risk. Not just because of his family history but also his BMI and WC. We discussed the importance of this person’s weight with him. In discussing this, we talked about making some changes in his meal plan and increasing his activity.

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Viswanathan Mohan 2018 Complete Interview

Viswanathan Mohan, PhD, MD, DSc is the chairman of Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties Centre and president and director of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation in Chennai, India. Dr. Mohan's centre is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control and IDF Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care. The research foundation is an ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on Diabetes.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #154: Monogenic Disorders of the Beta Cell Part 4

Transcription factor MODY: The majority of MODY genes encode transcription factors (TF). Transcription factors have an important role in regulating the expression of genes. They have a critical role in the variations in gene expression in the different stages of embryological development, and in different tissues. Transcription factors can also regulate expression of other transcription factors, thus establishing a complex regulatory network controlling gene expression.

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