By Richard S. Beaser, M.D., and Richard Jackson, MD If an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is done and a diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed, do you need to perform another test? Do you know the procedures to perform an OGTT?….Read More »
2.7 Evaluation of the Intensity and Duration of the Effort The following is an excerpt that answers the questions regarding the evaluation of the intensity and duration of the effect of exercise. Intensity Effort intensity is well correlated with heart rate (HR) in the absence of heart rhythm abnormalities …Read More »
By Richard S. Beaser, M.D. Can insulin injections make you fat…? Find out when you read our latest excerpt from the Joslin Diabetes Deskbook:Read More »
by Jean-Jacques Grimm 2.5 Hyperglycemia Exercise can cause a rise in blood glucose in two situations when…Read More »
Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook, 2nd Ed, Excerpt #4: Do Your Patients Self-Monitor Their Blood Glucose Enough?
By Richard S. Beaser, M.D. Chapter 3: Monitoring Diabetes: The Importance of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose and Glycohemoglobin Measurements (Overview)Read More »
by Jean-Jacques Grimm 2.3 Insulin Absorption The importance of changing the injection site when doing sports or being physically active continues to be actively debated.Read More »
By Richard S. Beaser, M.D. Can you answer this question? If a person without diabetes were to be given a slow intravenous infusion of a 5% glucose solution into the right arm, what would the glucose levels be from blood drawn from the left arm? Find out what the …Read More »
Jean-Jacques Grimm 2.1 Introduction Regular exercise in people with diabetes does not necessarily lead to improved control. Indeed, the metabolic disturbances associated with sustained exercise may lead to worsening control unless great care is taken to adjust carbohydrate intake and the insulin dosage.Read More »
Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook, A Guide for Primary Care Providers, Updated 2nd Ed., Excerpt 2: Do You Know the Conditions that May Cause Inaccurate Results from the A1C Test?
By Richard S. Beaser, M.D. Chapter 3: Monitoring Diabetes The Importance of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose and Glycohemoglobin Measurements The Glycohemoglobin Measurement (A1C) One of the functions of the red blood cells is to carry oxygen to the cells throughout the body. Hemoglobin within the red blood cells is …Read More »
Dinesh Nagi, Editor Drinking before exercise helps to delay the onset of severe dehydration, but the type of fluid taken should be chosen with care. Water empties from the stomach quickly but crosses the walls of the small intestine only slowly.Read More »