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Question #847

Test Your Knowledge

Weight loss has been shown to have a positive impact on glucose control and cardiovascular risk factors. At which weight loss threshold do these positive benefits start to become meaningfully apparent? A) Weight reduction of 0-4% B) Weight reduction of 5-10% C) Weight reduction of 11-15% D) Weight reduction of 16-20% Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Always Ask What Type

Female, 32 years of age, well aware of the fact she had type 1 diabetes, was suicidal, who reported she chose to stop taking her insulin a few days earlier. Was taken to the police station on a warrant (unknown reason), who took her to the ED due to her report of suicidal ideation. She was found to be hyperglycemic at that time, but did not say she had type 1. Acetone was negative. Given 5 units regular insulin and sent back with police. She then started complaining of not feeling well, taken back to ED, no treatment and sent back with police. The next morning, complained of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

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Beta Bionics Reaches a Milestone

Recently Beta Bionics, the makers of the iLet artificial pancreas, reached a significant milestone: raising $1 million through online public fundraising. It is no longer a question of if an artificial pancreas will exist, but of when it will become commercially available. With every major insulin pump company working in this area, along with many startups, patients will not just have one system, but several they can chose from.

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Political Candidates

Since the result of this Presidential election will have a major impact on our nation’s healthcare, which candidate are you leaning towards? Follow the link to share your opinion!

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Question #846

Test Your Knowledge

Less-stringent A1C goals (7.5 - 8.0%) may be acceptable in certain individuals with type 2 diabetes. Which factor(s) support less stringent goals? A) Limited life expectancy B) History of severe hypoglycemia C) Multiple comorbidities D) All of the above Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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BlueLoop Mobile

BlueLoop is a tool for children with diabetes. It provides care coordination among caregivers, improving a child’s and family’s ability to manage diabetes, especially when the child is away from home.

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Alternative Therapies for Type 1 Anger Me

I’ve been with many a person who has type 1, when the person is told if they would just eat, drink, or rub this potion on their body, or if they would just think a certain way, they would no longer have type 1 diabetes. When I see or hear this, I become very angry and protective. Today, a woman who has had type 1 diabetes for almost 30 years told me she went to an alternative healer for an essential oils treatment. The “healer” told her if she would rub the cinnamon oils on her ankles it would heal her diabetes. She asked me what I thought.

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