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Pumps vs. Daily Injections: What’s the Future of Insulin Delivery?

Diabetes in Control readers are being asked to participate in exclusive research that will provide new insights into what you think about insulin pumps and daily injections. Whether you’re a patient, a patient family member, medical professional or diabetes educator, we need to hear from you. Please take a few moments to take our survey and help our research. The survey takes only about 3 minutes, is completely anonymous, and lets you make your voice heard in analysis that can potentially influence the future of insulin delivery research and development.

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Patients with Hypertriglyceridemia

Which of the following is accurate regarding the diagnosis and workup of patients with hypertriglyceridemia?

A. The Endocrine Society recommends using nonfasting triglyceride levels over fasting triglyceride levels for the diagnosis of hypertriglyceridemia.
B. Type IV hyperlipidemia is characterized by abnormal elevations of VLDL, and triglyceride levels are almost always less than 1000 mg/dL; serum cholesterol levels are normal.
C. A standard lipid profile using the Friedewald equation to calculate the LDL cholesterol value is only useful if the triglyceride level is more than 400-500 mg/dL.
D. he Endocrine Society recommends routinely measuring lipoprotein particle heterogeneity in patients with hypertriglyceridemia.

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Always Have a Backup Plan to Be Active

A 60-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes and no serious health complications began an exercise program as part of a research study. It involved doing an hour of moderate aerobic exercise three days per week in a supervised setting (at a local Y). She showed up to all the training sessions, stating about a month into the 12-week training program that she was so happy to be active again, that she felt so much better physically and mentally and felt like she had “found herself” again.

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