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Question 857

Test Your Knowledge

The new class of drugs, SGLT-2 Inhibitors, have been shown to have positive results; which one is false? 1. Reduces BP 2. Reduces Uric Acid 3. Reduces Glucagon 4. Reduces Glucose 5. Reduces Oxidative Stress 6. Reduces Hypotension 7. Reduces HF Risk Did you get the right answer? Follow the link to find out!

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2nd Marriage Can Mean Expanded Family Obligations

It’s never too early to start talking about the holidays with our patients. For some, it’s a holiday almost every night. Man, 76 years of age, visits with his wife for obesity and type 2 diabetes management. Despite diabetes education, including medical nutritional therapy and medication, he was not losing weight nor were his glucose levels improving…especially his bedtime glucose levels.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #47: Biosynthesis, secretion, and action of glucagon Part 1 of 4

Glucagon, discovered in 1923 as a contaminant of early insulin preparations, has long been a neglected hormone. Glucagon was among the very first polypeptide hormones to be isolated, purified, sequenced, and synthesized. Thanks to the pioneering work of Unger, it was the first polypeptide hormone to become measurable by radioimmunoassay, almost one year before insulin. It has served two Nobel Prize winners as a unique tool, which permitted Sutherland and his associates to discover cyclic AMP (cAMP), and Rodbell and his coworkers to discover the role of G-proteins in cell-membrane receptors.

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Question 856

Test Your Knowledge

This oral drug class focuses on the incretin system and its use leads to increased postprandial GLP-1 and G1P levels: 1. Bile Acid sequestrants 2. DPP-4 inhibitors 3. Dopamine-2 agonists 4. Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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High Cost of Insulin

What do you feel is the primary reason for the high cost of insulin? 1) Greed 2) Research and Development 3) Corporate Salaries 4) Stockholders Needing a Return on Investment 5) Other Follow the link to share your opinion -- and see what others think!

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