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Exercise Benefits

A 39-year-old, overweight (BMI 27 kg/m2) patient comes into your office for his annual wellness examination. Routine labs show random plasma glucose of 176 mg/dL, so you ask him to return for a fasting plasma glucose and A1C. The results show a FPG 139 mg/dL and A1C of 7.7%. He is resistant to the idea of starting medication and is very keen on pursuing a trial period of dietary modifications and an exercise program, especially after you tell him about the benefits of moderate exercise on diabetes. Which of the following statements about exercise is true? A. Exercise reduces basal insulin levels only when paired with proper diet B. Exercise can lead to weight loss, but rarely reduces A1C levels C. Exercise can reduce all-cause mortality by up to 38% D. Exercise must be rigorous and regular to lead to greatest reduction in mortality Follow the link for the answer.

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Diabetes Treatment Software

Would you consider using a diabetes software program that can determine the best treatment for type 2 and provide you 3 possible solutions that fit into the patient’s budget using their insurance? Follow the link to see how you and your colleagues compare.

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Robert Rapaport Current Interview

Robert Rapaport, MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and the Emma Elizabeth Sullivan Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. He directs an annual Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes Symposium. He has been a long time active member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society serving in many capacities during membership. He was elected member of the American Pediatric Society.

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