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Exercise Benefits

A 39-year-old, overweight (BMI 27 kg/m2) patient comes into your office for his annual wellness examination. Routine labs show random plasma glucose of 176 mg/dL, so you ask him to return for a fasting plasma glucose and A1C. The results show a FPG 139 mg/dL and A1C of 7.7%. He is resistant to the idea of starting medication and is very keen on pursuing a trial period of dietary modifications and an exercise program, especially after you tell him about the benefits of moderate exercise on diabetes. Which of the following statements about exercise is true? A. Exercise reduces basal insulin levels only when paired with proper diet B. Exercise can lead to weight loss, but rarely reduces A1C levels C. Exercise can reduce all-cause mortality by up to 38% D. Exercise must be rigorous and regular to lead to greatest reduction in mortality Follow the link for the answer.

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Diabetes Treatment Software

Would you consider using a diabetes software program that can determine the best treatment for type 2 and provide you 3 possible solutions that fit into the patient’s budget using their insurance? Follow the link to see how you and your colleagues compare.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #109: Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer Part 2

Links between diabetes and cancer: common risk factors

Epidemiologic studies demonstrate that those with diabetes are more likely to develop cancer, but the mechanisms through which this may occur are incompletely understood. The American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society published a consensus report in 2010, with the aim of examining the knowledge regarding the association between diabetes and cancer, exploring the risk factors for both conditions, to examine their possible biologic links and to determine whether certain treatments for diabetes modify cancer risk.

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How To Overcome The Complexities of Treatment Decisions For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Part 2

Costs vs. Outcomes for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: The issue of cost in healthcare is a central point in the discussion of the future of medicine. While much is made of the cost of end-of-life care, many of the dollars spent yearly are focused on the treatment of chronic diseases like diabetes. The estimated yearly cost of diabetes care was $245 billion in the U.S. in 2012, the last year for which numbers have been reported. $50 billion of that was related to prescription drug purchases.

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