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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (c) 2006

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Watch as Dr. Carlos Hamilton asks the tough questions in these 15 minute topical discussions. Each Conversation is a fast-paced discussion between leading experts and is focused on topics that are important to you. You'll hear leading experts explore new research and provide insights into how emerging data affects your clinical practice
 
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Within the last decade, there have been major advances in the understanding of growth hormone deficiency and its impact on stature, especially short stature. Experts suggest that up to 75% of the cases of growth hormone (GH) deficiency may be reversible. Physicians and endocrinologists now recognize that the growth effects of GH are mediated by a s…
 
According to estimates, at least 15% to 30% of hospitalized patients have hyperglycemia or diabetes. A full 2/3 of critical care patients fall into this category, as do 1/3 of cardiac surgery patients. Hyperglycemia is associated with poor outcomes in the inpatient setting, including a higher rate of infection, delayed healing, and more procedure-r…
 
For newly diagnosed patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, education about diabetes is critical and should start immediately. For the clinician, the major tasks are to provide key information in the context of a "partnership" approach to treatment without overwhelming the patient.By (c) 2006 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
 
Treatment of type 2 diabetes begins with efforts to improve lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise. However, lifestyle intervention alone has had limited long-term success in maintaining glycemic goals for most patients with type 2 diabetes, and the majority of patients with type 2 diabetes will require medication over the course of their d…
 
Initial treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus includes education, with emphasis on lifestyle changes including diet, exercise and weight reduction when appropriate. Oral monotherapy is often initiated as first-line therapy, though insulin may be indicated ...By (c) 2006 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
 
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that can lead to complications over time. The long-term complications of diabetes result from the effects of hyperglycemia on blood vessels, causing microvascular and macrovascular disease. Fortunately, many complications can be prevented or minimized with a combination of regular medical care and tight bloo…
 
Diet and physical activity are critically important in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Basic principles of nutritional management, however, are often poorly understood, both by both clinicians and their patients.By (c) 2006 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
 
Current recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), which have been used predominantly in the United States, present goals for fasting/preprandial and bedtime glucose levels but do not define a target for postprandial glucose. The ADA guidelines also present a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) goal of less than 7%. The International Diabete…
 
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