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Patient’s Plan to “Stop All of My Medicine” Not a Good Idea…

The patient, a woman, 52 years of age, has type 2 diabetes and is on metformin, a GLP-1 agonist, and a long-acting insulin. Over the past few months, I’ve received calls and emails from her every now and then to let me know her glucose levels were rising, but whenever …

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Autoantibodies Possible Predictors of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Diesease progression possible with presence of two or more autoantibodies… Autoimmune type 2 diabetes is preceded by the appearance of islet insulin autoantibodies: GAD autoantibodies (GADAs), insulinoma-associated protein 2 autoantibodies (IA-2AS), and zinc transporter 8 autoantibodies. Previous studies show that diabetes will develop within 10 years in 27-40% of children with …

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Circulating Progenitor Cells Predict Microvascular Outcomes in Type 2 Patients

A low CD34+ count also diminished the protective effects of ACE inhibitors/ARBs on microalbuminuria progression… Low circulating progenitor cells have been shown to predict future cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with CKD and low levels in diabetic patients may indicate microvascular complications. Diabetes lowers the levels of circulating and …

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Alzheimer’s and Diabetes Linked?

Elevated blood glucose caused increase in amyloid beta leveles in the brain… While many earlier studies have pointed to diabetes as a possible contributor to Alzheimer’s, the new study – in mice – shows that elevated glucose in the blood can rapidly increase levels of amyloid beta, a key component …

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