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Letter from the Editor: New GLP-1 Article

We have been sharing a lot of information about native GLP-1 and GLP-1 analogs, and how these compounds work to control glucose levels in our patients. Lately there has been a lot of press concerning the possible cardiovascular benefits of using these analogs in our patients.

We’ve been able to secure a new research paper and had our current LECOM Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, Vannessa Mellott, review and enhance the paper for you. Check out Part 1 of GLP-1 Agonist-based Therapies: An Emerging New Class of Antidiabetic Drug With Potential Cardioprotective Effects.

Articles addressing the negative effects of low testosterone are usually focused on sexual dysfunction in diabetes patients, and many times our older patients have lower levels but we tend not to worry about them. This week’s Item #11, Low Testosterone Affects Insulin Sensitivity, looks at how low testosterone levels can affect insulin sensitivity and why more of our patients should be tested.

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Check out this week’s “Test Your Diabetes Knowledge” question!

Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief