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Beating Diabetes…My Way

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Since Team Novo Nordisk’s inaugural season in 2013, 30-year-old Romain Gioux has dreamed of racing as part of the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 15, he raced as an amateur for a French-based Club, but this year serves as his professional debut.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #77: Insulin Actions In Vivo: Glucose Metabolism Part 3 of 9

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By convention, the basal state is the metabolic condition prevailing in the morning after an overnight (10–14h) fast. This time marks the end of the longest period of fasting in ordinary life and also is the most common point of clinical observation and physiologic measurements. The true value of basal endogenous (liver plus kidney) glucose production is the one that would be reproducibly measured with the use of an irreversible glucose tracer, which loses its label at the earliest possible intracellular step without ever getting it reincorporated into a circulating tracer molecule.

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When Do You Need a Checkup First Before Starting Exercise?

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How do you know if you need to see your healthcare provider for a checkup or medical clearance before you start any exercise training? You should have regular checkups at least annually with your doctor or another healthcare provider if you have any type of diabetes. This helps you keep on top of any problems that may pop up over time that have nothing to do with being physically active.

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