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CGM for Type 2s

Do you think that having your patients who have type 2 and are not on insulin wear a CGM can improve their numbers? Follow the link to see if you and your colleagues agree.

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Hypertriglyceridemia Risk Factors

Hypertriglyceridemia, a condition in which triglyceride levels are elevated, is a common disorder in the United States. It is often caused or exacerbated by untreated diabetes mellitus, obesity, and sedentary habits, and is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Additional risk factors for hypertriglyceridemia include diet, stress, physical inactivity, and smoking. More than 25% of US adults have elevated triglycerides.

Which of the following is true regarding the epidemiology of hypertriglyceridemia?

A. Triglyceride levels increase gradually in women until about age 50 years and then decline slightly.
B. Triglyceride levels in men continue to increase with age.
C. Mild hypertriglyceridemia (triglyceride level > 150 mg/dL) is slightly more prevalent in women beginning at age 30 years and in men starting at age 60 years.
D. People who are African American often have lower triglyceride levels than people who are Caucasian.

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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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