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Blood Glucose Control

When Assessing Glucose Levels and Treatment, Look for the Patterns

Patient, type 2 diabetes and obesity, on basal/bolus insulin with an A1C of 10.7%. He was not following any particular meal plan, and was, for the most part, consuming a high carb diet. Diabetes education was provided, including how carbohydrates affect glucose levels, lowering his carbs, and ideal target glucose levels. We told him we did not expect him to reach these levels right away, in fact we wanted to see how he adjusted to the change in diet without low glucose levels, so we recommended he decrease both his basal and bolus insulin, with clear instructions on how much insulin to take...

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Impact of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Post-Challenge Serum Glucose Levels

New evidence suggests surgery has glucose benefits beyond weight reduction effects… A decrease in blood sugar values after gastric bypass surgery is associated with weight reduction. In addition to that, evidence suggests that gastric bypass surgery has affected glucose metabolism as well. The Morbid Obesity treatment, Bariatric surgery versus Intensive ...

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Next Generation Google Glucose Monitoring Devices in the Making

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Possible new technology to replace fingerstick glucometers… Google has collaborated with DexCom, a company specializing in glucose monitoring devices to develop a revolutionary low-cost miniature glucometer that could replace the fingerstick glucometer. The new device is a wearable sensor that continuously monitors glucose levels and transmits real-time information via Cloud. ...

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The Impact of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Review

The advancement of new technology has it benefits….   The new technology has improved diabetes care greatly. This new device has helped patients achieve their A1c goals and macro/microvascular complications. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and continuous glucose monitoring have improved over the years. Even though these new technologies are designed ...

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Long-term Glucose Variability and Cognitive Function in Older Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Visit-to-visit glucose variability may play a key role in cognitive function in type 2 diabetic patients…. Previous studies have shown an association with hypoglycemic/hyperglycemic episodes and change in cognitive function in diabetic patients, however it remains uncertain whether long-term exposure to glucose variability prompts cognitive changes in diabetic patients. A ...

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