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Clinical Gems

Our clinical gems come from the top selling medical books, and text books because knowledge is everything when it comes to diabetes.

Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook, Updated 2nd Ed., Excerpt #43: Pharmacotherapy of Type 2 Diabetes, Part 2

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Richard S. Beaser, MD This week’s excerpt covers the following topics: The mechanism of action for antidiabetes medications Which medications improve insulin action Which meds slow gastric absorption Which meds increase insulin secretion Which meds increase the effect of incretins How to compare diabetes meds  

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ADA/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook, Excerpt #23: Physical Activity, Part 5

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Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, and Michael C. Riddell, PhD Extreme Athletic Events Despite the challenges presented by participation in long-duration athletic events, many individuals with T1D are currently training for and participating in such events. Research in this area is lacking, but a handful of studies have attempted to investigate …

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ADA/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook, Excerpt #22: Physical Activity, Part 4

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Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, and Michael C. Riddell, PhD EXERCISE WITH COMPLICATIONS OR OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS: Relative and Absolute Contraindications The ADA and others have stressed the importance of appropriate screening procedures to clear patients for participation in exercise.157–164 For patients with T1D, all of the diabetes-associated complications (microvascular and …

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ADA/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook, Excerpt #21: Physical Activity, Part 3

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Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, and Michael C. Riddell, PhD Hypoglycemia Associated with Physical Activity Hypoglycemia risk. Hypoglycemia is the most common negative side effect of exercise, ranging from mild to life threatening in severity. The incidence of hypoglycemia during or after a single bout of moderate-intensity exercise in children and …

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