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 »
Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook, A Guide for Primary Care Providers, Updated 2nd Ed., Excerpt 1: What Are the Five Steps to Patient Adherence?
By Richard S. Beaser, M.D. and Richard Jackson, MD The Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment: Collaboration is Key to Adherence The gap in meeting clinical targets is in large part due to the gap that presently exists between actual and optimal treatment goals and strategies for patients and physicians. Even when …Read More »
Edited by Frank J. Snoek and T. Chas Skinner Diabetes in Older Adults Physical disability Diabetes is also associated with greater risks of disabilities related to mobility and daily tasks among older adults.58,59Read More »
The new edition of this acclaimed title provides a practical guide to the risks and benefits of undertaking sport and general exercise for patients with diabetes.Read More »
Edited by Frank J. Snoek and T. Chas Skinner Diabetes in Older Adults Microvascular complications The specific microvascular complications of diabetes may be less prominent in type 2 diabetes than in type 1 but they still provide cause for concern.Read More »
Edited by Frank J. Snoek and T. Chas Skinner Diabetes in Older Adults 4.3 Symptoms and their Representation Because the symptoms of diabetes in older adults are often slow to develop, less severe and longer lasting, and because they appear against a more complex background of somatic sensations, older persons …Read More »
Edited by Frank J. Snoek and T. Chas Skinner Diabetes in Older Adults 4.1 Introduction Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder affecting older adults.Read More »