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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #111: Diabetes and Sleep Apnea Part 1

Obesity is a global epidemic that has far-reaching economic and public health implications. Excess body weight is associated with multiple comorbidities including type 2 diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dysglycemia andOSA share common risk factors such as age and obesity; hence it is not surprising that OSA and glycemic abnormalities often coexist.

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How To Overcome The Complexities of Treatment Decisions For Your Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Part 4: Using Computers to Determine Type 2 Treatment: The first three articles in this series focused on what makes treating type 2 diabetes so difficult: the overwhelming number of medicines and combinations; finding effective treatments that work with our patients' insurance coverage and household budgets; and incorporating factors beyond glucose control, such as body weight, adherence, and side effects, into our decisions. In this installment, we discuss how those problems can be represented in ways that computers can understand.

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