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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #81: Insulin Actions In Vivo: Glucose Metabolism Part 7 of 9

Cellular, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms of insulin action: The insulin receptor is a glycoprotein consisting of two alpha subunits and two beta subunits linked by disulfide bonds and expresses insulin-stimulated kinase activity directed towards its own tyrosine residues. Insulin receptor phosphorylation of the α subunit, with subsequent activation of insulin receptor tyrosine kinase, represents the first step in the action of insulin on glucose metabolism.

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Statins and Exercise: Revisited

I chronicled someone with type 1 diabetes whose ability to exercise was compromised by his use of statins back in April 2016. As you know, statins are a class of medications prescribed to lower cholesterol levels or abnormal levels of blood fats, with the goal being a reduction in the risk of heart attack and stroke. Brand name examples of statin medications include Altoprev, Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, Livalo, Mevacor, Pravachol, and Zocor.

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Type 2 Blood Sugar Monitoring

How often do you recommend to your patients with type 2 who do not take insulin that they monitor their blood glucose? 1) Once daily in the AM 2) Twice daily in the AM and after 1 meal 3) 3 or 4 times daily 2 to 3 times a week 4) Other Follow the link to see how you compare to your colleagues.

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Dr. Steven Edelman Transcript

To see the full interview, click here. Steve Freed: This is Steve Freed with Diabetes in Control and we’re here at the American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Session 2017. We’re here to present you with some really exciting interviews with some of the top endos from all across the world. We’re …

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Dr. Steven Edelman Full Interview

Dr. Steven Edelman talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the ADA 77th Scientific Session in San Diego about adherence and persistence in type 2 medications. Dr. Steven Edelman, Founder, Director, and Chairman of the Board of the nonprofit organization Taking Control of Your Diabetes, is a Professor …

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