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Stroke and Dementia Risks With Sugars and Artificial Sweeteners: Fact or Fiction?

Researchers use data from large ongoing cohort study to look for connection. In a recent study, researchers concluded that sugar and artificially sweetened beverage intake have been linked to cardiometabolic risk factors, which increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease and dementia. The study examined whether sugar or artificially sweetened beverage …

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CGM Preference

Which CGM system do you prefer? 1) Dexcom C5 2) Abbott Freestyle Libre 3) Medtronic Elite 4) Either 5) None Follow the link to see how you and your colleagues compare.

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Insulin Therapy Barriers

A 51-year-old patient returns to your office for a follow-up visit. She is currently taking metformin and glipizide after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 8 years ago. She shows you her self-care logs that indicate she has been eating a healthy diet and walking daily. She has been maintaining her weight (BMI 26kg/m2). Despite her excellent efforts, her A1C is 7.8%, above her target of A1C<7.0%. When you start to discuss adding a basal insulin dose to her regimen, she bursts into tears. All of the following are common barriers to insulin therapy initiations EXCEPT: A. Fear that hyperglycemia will make her ill. B. Fear others will treat her differently because she needs regular injections. C. Fear of needles or that insulin injections are painful. D. Fear that insulin causes death or complications. Follow the link to see the answer.

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A Way to Motivate Unmotivated Patients

Young man, 21 years of age. type 1 diabetes since 9 years of age. Has not been to see hcp for a year. States he doesn’t like people interrogating him, but came in because he needs his insulin. States he doesn’t check his glucose because he can tell what it is. Tired of having type 1 diabetes and tired of checking numbers. A1C in office--10.2%.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #108: Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer Part 1

Introduction: An association between hyperglycemia, diabetes, and cancer has been recognized for many years. Epidemiologists first noted the association between diabetes and cancer in the early part of the twentieth century, while the association between hyperglycemia and cancer was reported in 1885. At that time, in Europe and North America life expectancy was improving, rates of over-nutrition and under-exercise were increasing, there was a rise in the percentage of people that were overweight, and the incidence of diabetes began to climb.

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How To Overcome The Complexities of Treatment Decisions For Your Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Part 1 of a four part series on a framework developed by Dr. Bradley Eilerman and Len Testa for recommending medications for treating patients with type 2 diabetes.

A thousand times today, in offices all over America, hospital patients will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. When that happens, a healthcare provider has to make a treatment decision of enormous complexity, often with partial information to go on, and in the span of just a few minutes.

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