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March 31, 2018

Mar 31, 2018
 

In the past when we worked with type one patients, we typically have had no issues with weight gain and obesity. Most of them seem to have the opposite problem and couldn’t retain weight. In addition, they are often concerned about hyperglycemia and so they usually don’t eat enough carbs to gain weight.

This seems to have changed over the past 10-12 years as we have gotten better insulins and monitoring devices so that patients could easily cover all the carbs they wanted with insulin without the fear of hypo- or hyperglycemia.

 

This week, our LECOM Pharm D. Candidate Vidhi Patel has looked into how this excess weight that our newer type one patients are presenting with can increase cardiovascular risk and greater hypertensive control issues.

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief