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Production Assistant, Diabetes In Control

Insulin/GLP-1 Combo

Will you use the combination of insulin and a GLP-1 (when it becomes available) sooner than you would recommend insulin alone for people with type 2 diabetes? Follow the link to share your opinion!

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #43: Neuropeptides and Islet Hormone Secretion Part 2 of 5

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP): VIP was originally isolated from the porcine small intestine in the early 1970s and found to consist of 28 amino acid residues, with a C-terminal α-amidation showing structural similarities to other members of the glucagon superfamily of peptides [18]. VIP is formed by processing of 149-amino acid proVIP and is highly conserved as illustrated by human, porcine, and rat VIP increased glucose tolerance with a reduction of circulating glucose.

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Question #852

Test Your Knowledge

Issue849Graph Here's another test of your graph-interpreting skills! Follow the link to see this graph at full size and indicate the parameter that best describes Curve 4. 1. Insulin Secretion 2. Postprandial glucose 3. Fasting glucose 4. Insulin Resistance

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We Don’t All See the Same. See the World Through My Eyes

I received a call from a physician’s office regarding a patient who needed education as soon as possible. Her A1C had risen to 7.5 and at 64 years old, the patient needed to make changes. The only problem: the patient was blind. The patient lived alone with her Seeing Eye dog and was assisted by her brother. She lived a relatively normal life despite her blindness, working a clerical job and visiting the gym 2 days per week. As an educator, I had never dealt with a truly sightless individual and was feeling ill-equipped to take on this challenge. The majority of the diabetes patients in our small rural clinic have sight enough to manage their disease. I started to think of all the things we take for granted when teaching our patients, such as lancing their fingers, reading a label, even simply putting the correct amount of food on their plate. All that was thrown out the window. How did I help this patient to see her diabetes care?

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