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Production Assistant, Diabetes In Control

March 11, 2017

Test Your Knowledge

When asked in a survey, 77% got it wrong! In head-to-head trials of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors vs glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, GLP-1 receptor agonists showed more favorable outcomes in all of the following areas except which one? A. Greater glycemic control B. Greater tolerability C. Greater weight loss D. Greater improvement in beta-cell function E. Greater reduction in postprandial triglycerides Were you able to get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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New Combination Drug

Now that a new combination drug of a GLP-1 plus DPP-4 is approved, will you: 1. Recommend it for current patients 2. Wait until we have further information on its use 3. Not sure Follow the link to respond and see what your colleagues think.

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Developed by diabetics for diabetics. DiabetesPlus lets you administer your readings on your device and saves time by enabling you to send the data directly to your doctor.

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Non-Compliant No More!

A patient, 48 years of age, female, type 2 diabetes and obese, was referred to me for diabetes and weight management. Her first visit was 8 a.m., after fasting for 10 hours. Her A1c was 7.4%, BMI 37, BP 164/92, HR 92. The previous hcp had recorded she was recommended a low carb diet and the following medications: Metformin, 1,000mg twice daily; Byetta 10mcg sq twice daily. It was also written that she was non-compliant.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #65: Regulation of Glucose Metabolism in Liver Part 1 of 11

The liver regulates nutrient supply to the entire body. Antoine Lavoisier first scientifically disputed the concept of vitalism by proving that the combustion of material in the blood formed the basis of life and mechanical work by muscle. He suggested that these nutrients were not only absorbed by digestion but that liver played an important anabolic role in maintaining life.

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