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Type 2 Diabetes Decision Trees in Specialty Practice: Role in Care and Consultation

George Grunberger, MD, president of AACE stated in an updated consensus statement that, “The organization acknowledges that pumps have become more sophisticated, and in order to obtain maximum benefit, training programs should be developed.” According to that statement, which was published in Endocrine Practice, an update to earlier guidance from 2010 offered recommendations for patients who are on pump therapy with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Welchol is also indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. He is a Professor of Medicine on the voluntary faculty at the University of Miami. Some include the considerable variation in accuracy and precision between different manufacturers’ products, while others involve cost and access issues. In addition, the AACE position statement highlights the significant benefits of testosterone therapy in men with CV risk factors, including a decrease in fat mass, an increase in muscle mass, decreased insulin resistance and a reversal of metabolic syndrome in some patients. Several obesity experts contacted by MedPage Today said they agreed with the new guidance, that treating overweight and obesity could resolve many of the conditions that commonly occur with it. Clinicians diagnose prediabetes, or being at high risk for diabetes, when patients’ fasting glucose is between 100 and 125 mg/dL, glucose tolerance test is 140 to 199 mg/dL, and hemoglobin A1c is 5.5 to 6.4%.

He had only repeatedly ordered TSH, which from all accounts is not a complete indication of thyroid function for diabetics with potential auto-immune issues. AACE and ACE learned today that Genzyme has issued a Dear Health Care Provider letter alerting physicians to the potential for inadvertent patient exposure to trace amounts of vancomycin during the delivery of parenteral Thyrogen…. Screening plays an important role in the management of dyslipidemia and requires assessment of risk factors for coronary disease. But, who is an expert? The Joslin Diabetes Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Please contact Glenn Sebold at gsebold@aace.com or Mary Green at mgreen@aace.com to schedule an interview.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. There is a paucity of studies today to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of relatively new antihyperglycemic drugs in diabetes. Wallander, et al. Insulin use in the prediabetic patients did reduce the incidence of T2DM (see detailed discussion in Prediabetes) , but there was no difference in cardiovascular outcomes between treatment groups after 6 years.

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