Diabetes Core Update – September 2018

     Diabetes Core Update is a monthly podcast that presents and discusses the latest clinically relevant articles from the American Diabetes Association’s four science and medical journals – Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Each episode is approximately 15 minutes long and presents 5-6 recently published articles from ADA journals.     […]

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I’d like to start by saying THANK YOU for the overwhelming support that I received on my previous blog, my DKA story. The community Diabetesgeek has created has been phenomenal and I am so glad this platform enables me to share my experiences with people who are willing to listen and promote my voice. It […]

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20 years.

20 years ago, I was 25 years old and my son J was 9 months old. 20 years ago, The Yankees won the World Series, the Bulls won the NBA Championship, and the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl. 20 years ago, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky were front-page news. 20 years ago, the sitcom […]

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Studies Show Metformin Alone is Not Enough to Treat Prediabetes or T2D in Young People

According to recent research, the insulin resistance and pancreatic beta-cell (β-cell) dysfunction associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) was unresponsive to treatment with metformin alone or metformin combined with insulin glargine in youth with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), which is an element of prediabetes, or early T2D.

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Final Rule on Short-Term Insurance Plans Will Leave Patients with High Costs, Less Coverage

The U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued a final rule that would expand the use of “short-term, limited-duration insurance plans.” More than 25 patient and consumer groups representing millions of people with pre-existing health conditions issued a joint concern over the legal changes.

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