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Patient Quality Time

How much time do you spend with a patient newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,, even though you refer them for diabetes education? Follow the link to share your response.

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Seasons, Reasons & Celebrations

We know treating and living with diabetes and excess weight or obesity takes a village, a multidisciplinary village, not only related to the patient and health care providers but truly the whole village or world. It also helps to remember the seasons and reasons why we do the things we do. We sometimes forget about how changes in weather, our personal cultures, living environment, even friends and loved ones who seemingly mean well can “sabotage" the greatest intentions.

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Prediabetes Part 2

 In part 2 of this 2-part Homerun Slides series, Finnish vs ADA diabetes risk scores. To download the complete set in PowerPoint format, just use this link: Prediabetes Part 2. Catch up on past Homerun Slides for the Hypertension Update: Prediabetes Part 1.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #127: Beta-Cell Mass and Function in Human Type 2 Diabetes Part 3

The dominance of beta-cell functional impairment: As discussed earlier, the available evidence indicates that an average 30% loss of beta-cells is present in the islets of patients with T2DM. However, based on a series of considerations it is unlikely that this beta-cell deficit alone is the cause of most cases of diabetes. First, in vivo assessment of beta-cell function consistently shows a greater than 50% reduction in patients with overt T2DM, a difference that is amplified when using intravenous glucose.

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