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October, 2016

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    Oct. 1, 2016

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    Most of you know that I love to cycle, and many times we bring you information on Team NovoNordisk and how they are doing in the professional cycling world. It is sad to say most of our patients would be hard pressed to get on a bike, much less ride ...

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October, 2016

Test Your Knowledge

Question #853

The development of type 2 diabetes is multifactorial. All of the following are thought to play a role in the development EXCEPT:

Correct

Answer: 5. Increased skeletal GLUT4 glucose transporters translocation capacity

Educational Critique: Insulin resistance is thought to be multifactorial. While it appears that the insulin receptor may be defective in some individuals with type 2 diabetes, distal post-receptor pathways are thought to play a significant role. One element of this is the decreased capacity for translocation of GLUT4, the muscle/fat cell surface. GLUT4 is contained in intracellular membrane vesicles that move to the cell surface under the presence of insulin. GLUT4 transporters are responsible for facilitating the facultative movement of glucose from outside to inside the cell cytoplasm where the glucose is then phosphorylated. -- J Cell Sci. 2011 Dec 15; 124(24): 4147–4159. doi:  10.1242/jcs.097063

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October, 2016

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    When a Bike Is Not a Bike…But Rather a Health Device

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    Why are people inactive, especially when they have diabetes and know how much physical activity could benefit them? If they’re older, overweight or obese, arthritic, or dealing with other physical or joint limitations, they may not feel capable of walking for exercise, and they may not have easy access to other types of activities. This may be particularly true of adults with nerve damage in their feet or arthritic knees for whom walking for exercise is just not feasible. Enter the Corratec Life Bike, particularly designed with adults with diabetes in mind.

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    Bike to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Enjoy the journey

    What if your patient's mode of transportation could help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease? What if an enjoyable daily health habit could help them avoid these chronic lifestyle-related diseases?

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    Insulin/GLP-1 Combo

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    Will you use the combination of insulin and a GLP-1 (when it becomes available) sooner than you would recommend insulin alone for people with type 2 diabetes? Follow the link to share your opinion!

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September, 2016