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Using Interval Training Effectively


  By Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM   Now that you know the basics of aerobic training, it’s time to learn some tricks to get even more fit while doing these activities. For starters, during any activity, simply increase the intensity of your exercise for short periods of time (so-called interval …

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50 Year Medalists’ Biochemistry Clue Researchers to the Source of Complications or “The Question Is, My Dear Watson, Why Did the Dog Not Bark?”

The Joslin 50-Year Medalist Study AARON VINIK, MD, PHD, FCP, MACP The Joslin Gold Medalists comprise 351 U.S. residents who have survived with type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years. A high proportion of Medalists remain free from proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) (42.6%), nephropathy (86.9%), neuropathy (39.4%), or cardiovascular …

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History of Type 1 Diabetes Treatments

by Huong-Thao Le, 2011 Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate LEECOM, Bradenton, FL The discovery of insulin in 1921 was one of the greatest medical breakthroughs in history. Individuals, mostly children with Type 1 diabetes, whose life expectancies were measured in months were now able to prevent fatal ketoacidosis by taking injections …

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How to Best Manage and Prevent Exercise Low Blood Sugars


If you take insulin or another blood glucose-lowering medication, you are at risk for low blood sugar (usually defined as blood glucose < 65 mg/dl), or hypoglycemia, which can occur during or following physical activity. Low blood sugar can cause trembling, sweating, dizziness, blurred vision, impaired thinking, and even seizures …

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Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy

by Jenna Algozzine, Pharm.D. Candidate, University of Florida College of Pharmacy Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) is often abused in combination with anabolic steroids to increase muscle strength and athletic performance. The illicit use of androgens is seen not only in athletes, but is now being used by a significant …

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