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DCMS #134

Last week in our Homerun Slides we started to talk about quality measures in patient care. Whenever we get information about this concept it always revolves around the practitioner, and how good a job we do, but often patient care is dictated by the payor  and the benefits they allow. …

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Letter from the Editor, #674

This week there is a new report out on the increased spending per year for diabetes care. This number is now well over 240 billion dollars, and when you add that to the 140 billion dollars we spend on hypertension we are now at almost 400 billion for the two …

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New AACE Comprehensive Diabetes Algorithm for Diabetes and Prediabetes

AACE

New AACE Comprehensive Diabetes Algorithm for Diabetes and Prediabetes¬† The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has announced the publication of its new comprehensive diabetes management algorithm created to guide primary care physicians, endocrinologists and other health care professionals in the treatment of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. …

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Tubeguard

Tubeguard

Tubeguard  For patients who are experiencing difficulties with insulin pump tubing getting kinked or popping out, the tubeguard™ is a convenient and easy-to-use system to roll and store infusion set tubing. Instead of rolling up insulin tubing and putting it in a pocket or wedging it in the waist of …

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Preventing Overeating at Buffets

Using smaller plates and circling the buffet table before selecting foods are two strategies that can help dieters avoid overeating. Research showed that when faced with a variety of food at one sitting people tend to eat more. The temptation of a variety of foods is what makes it particularly …

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Low Glycemic Diets Can Reduce Medication Needs

Overweight and obese diabetes patients who followed a low-glycemic diet reduced their need for anti-diabetes drugs by 86% at three weeks, compared with 6% in those who had a low-fat diet. However, the transition to a low-glycemic diet helped cut medication needs by 57% among those in the low-fat group, …

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