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June 12, 2018

This week, our Clinical Text discusses both loss of beta cell function and beta cell mass, and how granulation can mask loss of mass. The interesting thing about this week’s installment is the overwhelming evidence that treating to a goal A1c is not the most important thing for a type …

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June 9, 2018

We have an interesting article and interview on the value of intermittent fasting and how this technique may prevent diabetes. Most professionals, myself included, felt that patients lost weight and had better glucose levels because theyate less. But I have some first hand evidence that matches up with what you …

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June 5, 2018

While we have been discussing Beta Cell Mass and Function in our clinic text, most of the conversation has been around insulin and what effects the destruction of Beta Cells has on insulin secretion and uptake. There are other hormones that come into play, and are affected even if they …

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June 2, 2018

I recently got to ride in the Hincapie Grand Fondo in Chattanooga, TN. ( Click here to see ride.) This ride covered 82 miles and 6,000 feet of climbing and I was on the bike for just over 6 hours. According to the stats I burned about 3,800 calories. Part …

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May 29, 2018

I am sitting at my desk and am reading this week’s interview with Dr. George Bakris. He was talking about the best resting heart rate, so I decided to check mine, and it was 61. Earlier today, I got a ride in between the rains and into the wind. I …

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May 26, 2018

Regardless of your political leanings, there is no doubt that there is a lot of miscommunication and false truths concerning the new drug pricing reform plan. The biggest message seems to be “it is a work in progress”! This week Kennen Munoz Munoz, our current Pharm. D. Candidate from LECOM …

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May 22, 2018

We preach good health, lean body muscle mass, exercise, and weight control to our patients, but at times we actually have patients who do too good a job. A good example of this can be seen in this week’s Disaster Averted. Our patient, the picture of perfect health and body …

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May 19, 2018

Sometimes you wonder why logical thinking is often left out in medical care. Way back in the last century, when I was learning about diabetes, its causes, and solutions, it seemed logical that if you eat less sugar you will need less insulin if you are type 1, and less …

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May 15, 2018

One of the ways that we look at the onset of type 2 diabetes is in the destruction of beta cells in the pancreas. We know that in type 1 diabetes a major autoimmune event occurs, destroying the beta cells. When a patient who has type 2 diabetes has to …

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May 12, 2018

When new drugs come to market, they are either a better version of an established class, a new delivery method, or a whole new class with a steep learning curve. This week, in our two lead articles, we look at some new compounds and some new delivery systems that could …

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