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Dec. 30, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, every news outlet looks back to see what things made a real difference. We have our most popular articles for each month of the year. Steve and I can also look back over the past seventeen and a half years and see what we …

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DIC’s Most Popular Articles 2017

2017 was book-ended by the ADA: the new 2017 guidelines were the most popular article in January, and in December the 2018 guidelines took center stage. Please take a look back with us at everything that happened in between. We thank you for your readership this year, and look forward to sharing the important diabetes news of 2018.

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Survey Says: Your Thoughts in 2017

In 2017, we offered weekly survey questions on topics ranging from standard tests, to new drugs, to opinions on CGMs, to personal exercise habits - and you answered. Here are the survey questions that drew the most response this year.

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Name that Article

Can you name the one most-viewed DIC article in 2017? Your choices are: a) Health Benefits from Intermittent Fasting b) 1-Hour Post-Prandial Glucose Predicts Risk For Type 2 Diabetes c) New ADA 2017 Standards d) Type 1 Cured in Mice e)The Future For Insulin Pump Companies: Who Will Survive? Follow the link to see the correct answer!

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Dec 26, 2017

Today it was 81 degrees in St. Petersburg, Florida, and after a great bike ride, we were out looking at outdoor spas. This great weather often makes me forget how cold and wet it can get “up north.” When Steve sent the Disaster Averted to me to review, the last …

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Diabetic Complications and Frostbite

With much of the U.S. in the grip of harsh winter weather as December 2017 comes to a close, we're revisiting a post we originally published in 2013 about how having diabetes or prediabetes can increase the risk of frostbite. The risk was dramatically illustrated by the experience of British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who had to pull out of a grueling expedition to cross Antarctica due to the effects of frostbite. We wish all our readers a healthy, safe, and warm new year!

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #105: Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Part 3

Combined dietary intervention and exercise: The available information on the role of combined lifestyle interventions (hypocaloric diets plus exercise) in patients with NAFLD is much more extensive, with several randomized, controlled trials showing significant benefit with this comprehensive approach. Again, the overall reduction in liver fat reported in most of these trials has been strongly correlated with the amount of weight loss.

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