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We have videos from AACE, ADA, and AADE that feature the speakers from those events. You will be the first to learn about the breakthroughs in diabetes care. You will also hear about interesting research projects that our featured diabetes experts are leading.

Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, Introduction

Dr. Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, tells us a little about himself and talks about his work investigating the relationship between cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He is particularly interested in how diabetes drugs affect the cardiovascular system.

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Cyrus Desouza, MBBS: Status of TZD’s including Avandia

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Dr. Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, addresses the controversy around TZD’s especially Avandia. He notes that the initial research in animal models seemed to preserve beta function, raised adiponectin levels, improved endothelial function,and showed beneficial effects on BP. Hoever, with pioglitazone, a debate began on whether they were protective or not because of a retrospective study. ...

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Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, Q3: Pros and Cons of Prescribing Actos

Dr. Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, discusses why he prescribes Actos, a thiazolidinedione. But he says there are some issues with this kind of drug, particularly weight gain. He does not prescribe actos to patients with high BMI’s and is also cautious because of bladder cancer concerns. Many patients are aware of these issues ...

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Cyrus Desouza, MBBS: Prescribing SGLT2s

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Dr. Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, talks about why he is waiting a little longer before regularly prescribing sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. As an endocrinologist, he feels that, because he deals with very ill patients, it is incumbent upon him that he must also be more careful using a new drug.

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Cyrus Desouza, MBBS: Patient Medication Requests

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Dr. Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, talks about the newest drug class, the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. He does not regularly prescribe them at this point but if a patient requests a drug he will always research it. He will then discuss the drug and its side effects with his ...

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Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, Q6: Prescribing Sulfonylureas

Dr. Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, reveals the dark secret behind why patients still use sulfonylureas. Although very effective inititally, the drug is only effective for a limited amount of time and there is beta cell burnout. Dr. Desouza tries not to start patients on sulfonylureas as a second-line; instead he’d rather start with basal ...

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Cyrus Desouza, MBBS: New Ways of Promoting Better Diabetes Health

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Dr. Cyrus Desouza, MBBS, gives us some insight into how to promote better care and lifestyle changes in our patients. Improving patient participation and encouraging them to care for their own disease is key. Peer support has been known to improve diabetes patients’ health as well as group clinics, peer counseling, and having diabetes ...

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