Monday, January 26, 2015

Dr. Bill Quick's Posts

Diabetes and The Thyroid Gland

Most folks who have had diabetes have heard that screw-ups in the functioning of the thyroid gland may occur more often than in people who don't have diabetes. Here's an overview of what the thyroid's all about. More detailed information about thyroid function is available all over the Internet; detailed discussions may be found at the... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Q&A: Insulin Resistance, Cough Meds, and Alcohol

Dr. Bill Quick's series of diabetes related Q&A continues here with six more questions.

 

1) What should I do if my glucose is on the higher end and my liver enzymes are above normal range? My ALT is 74, my AST is 42 and my glucose is 131. Should I be alarmed?

 

There... Read moreChevron

Victoza for Diabetes and Saxenda for Obesity

I usually don't prominently mention the brand names of drugs, but in this case there's a reason why: Saxenda and Victoza are exactly the same thing: a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist called liraglutide.

 

Many folks with diabetes probably have heard of liraglutide under the brand name Victoza:... Read moreChevron

Trusting the Internet to Manage Diabetes

Yet another misleading diabetes news story on the Internet... but this one is worth a few moments of reflection. Seems some researchers in Canada surveyed 44 folks with T2D who were recruited from diabetes education classes, and found that most of them didn't use the Internet for self-management (Read moreChevron

Diabetes Q&A: A Day in the Life, Numbers, What to Eat

1) What does an elevated bilirubin number mean?

 

Bilirubin is a yellow-colored substance that is formed as a result of the destruction of old red blood cells. The amount of “bili” can be measured in the blood. The usual cause of excess... Read moreChevron