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May, 2017

  • 23 May

    May 23, 2017

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    There has been a lot of press lately about the high cost of insulin, and even Congress has called the leaders of insulin companies to task for the prices. Some of the companies have linked up with discount programs like Blink to make insulin more affordable, and the companies themselves ...

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May, 2017

  • 23 May

    Concentrated Insulin Pens and the Visually Impaired

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    An endocrinologist prescribed a U-200 TRESIBA (insulin degludec) pen for an 88-year-old woman with labile type 1 diabetes and recurrent hypoglycemia. The patient also has severe macular degeneration with visual impairment. Visually impaired patients commonly use touch and sound to assist them.An endocrinologist prescribed a U-200 TRESIBA (insulin degludec) pen for an 88-year-old woman with labile type 1 diabetes and recurrent hypoglycemia. The patient also has severe macular degeneration with visual impairment. Visually impaired patients commonly use touch and sound to assist them.

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  • 23 May

    Michael Hill Part 9, Feedback and Cost

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    Michael Hill talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during a Skype interview. In part 9, the conclusion of this Exclusive Interview, the response of trial participants who used the closed-loop system and managing the costs.

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  • 23 May

    Insulin & Vascular Function Part 5

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    n this week's Homerun Slides, finding the common ground between - and possible path to treatment of - hyperglycemia and the causes of vascular disease.

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  • 23 May

    International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #75: Insulin actions in vivo: glucose metabolism Part 1 of 9

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    Glucose is widespread in living organisms and, with protein and fat, completes the triad of the major metabolic fuels. To a much lesser extent than in plants, glucose also constitutes a building block for structural and enzymatic components of cells as well as the extracellular matrix. As a metabolic substrate, glucose is present in organisms essentially in its simple, monomeric form (alpha-D-glucopyranose) and as a branched polymer of alpha-glucose, namely glycogen. Disaccharides of glucose (lactose, maltose, and sucrose) are quantitatively less important. Glucose is present in plasma water at a concentration that — in a healthy adult who has fasted overnight — ranges between 3.6 and 5.5 mmol L−1 (65 – 99 mg dL−1 ).

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  • 20 May

    Dr. Andrew J.M. Boulton

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    Dr. Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, DSc, FRCP, Professor of Medicine, University of Manchester speaks with Diabetes in Control publisher Steve Freed about the global epidemic of diabetes.

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Test Your Knowledge

Subjective Cognitive Decline

What proportion of Americans age 45 and older have self-reported memory problems?

Correct

Answer: 3. 1 in 9

Explanation: According to the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1 in 9 Americans age 45 and older describe worsening memory problems, but only 44.5% of these have sought medical help. More than 40% of those who self-report memory problems say they've given up daily activities because of their symptoms. Subjective cognitive decline may be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease.

Cognitive Data from the 2015 BRFSS. Alzheimer's Association. http://www.alz.org/publichealth/downloads/fact-sheet-cog-data-2015BRFSS.pdf. Published October 2016. Accessed March 2017.  Jessen F, et al. Alzheimers Dement. 2014;10(6):844-852.

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