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Pre-Dental Surgery A1C Test

Do you think dentists should do A1c tests for patients with periodontal disease, especially before surgery, then report the results to their patient's primary care doctor? Follow the link to share your opinion!

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New Product: dMeetings

dMeetings online diabetes self-management education curriculum offers a new way to educate patients: five hours of DSME content developed and delivered by Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) and focused on positive patient outcomes reduces health care costs and increases patient and employee productivity.

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Question 872

Test Your Knowledge

The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study early results data suggested metformin conferred greater cardiovascular benefits to the overweight diabetes participants than dietary interventions alone. All of the following were observed for the metformin group EXCEPT: A. A relative risk reduction for myocardial infarction of 39%. B. A relative risk reduction for all-cause mortality of 36%. C. A relative risk reduction for diabetes related death of 42%. D. An overall mean A1c reduction of 1.5%. Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Feb. 7, 2017

Many educators and researchers have said that insulin is the best therapy for diabetes patients. When we teach patients how to dose properly, it does make logical sense that insulin indeed is the best. However, there was an interesting presentation at the ADA Scientific presentations that seemed to state the …

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #61: Mechanisms of Insulin Signal Transduction Part 5 of 8

PI-3 kinase-independent pathways for stimulation of glucose transport: The CAP/Cbl/TC10 pathway. Substantial evidence confirms the presence of PI-3 kinase independent pathways for stimulation of glucose transport. It had long been clear that other growth factor receptors (i.e., the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor, cytokine receptors such as IL-4, and certain integrins) activate PI-3 kinase to the same extent as the insulin receptor with generation of PI(3,4,5)P3, yet still do not stimulate glucose transport.

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