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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Research and News: Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Though most commonly diagnosed in the elderly, younger adults and even children are increasingly subject to the disease. 9.4% of the US population has Type 2 diabetes or about 30 million Americans. Approximately 95% of all adults diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2. New tools, techniques and treatments can help you improve outcomes for your Type 2 diabetes patients.

Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook, Updated 2nd Ed., Excerpt #51: Pharmacotherapy of Type 2 Diabetes, Part 10

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Richard S. Beaser, MD Medications that Increase Insulin Secretion: SULFONYLUREAS CLASS SUMMARY: Action: Insulin secretagogues. Initial effects are to increase insulin secretory capacity. With establishment of long-term glucose control, this increase may not persist and other extrapancreatic effects, either direct or indirect, may also occur. Required for efficacy: Some remaining …

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Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook, Updated 2nd Ed., Excerpt #50: Pharmacotherapy of Type 2 Diabetes, Part 9

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Richard S. Beaser, MD This week’s excerpt covers the following topics: What drugs block glucose absorption How to titrate this class of drugs Learn the contraindications and precautions for the glucose blocking drugs Discover which other drugs can cause serious side effects when used with drugs that block glucose absorption   …

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