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American Society of Nephrology, Nov. 7-10

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Week 2019 The annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology was held from Nov. 7 to 10 in Washington, D.C., and attracted approximately 13,000 participants from around the world, including nephrology specialists, researchers, scientists, and other health care professionals. …

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Nov. 12, 2019

Many times our patients survive their diabetes by finding substitutions for foods they just can’t live without. They will find breads made of cauliflower, candies made from nuts and syrups that replace sugar with non-caloric artificial sweeteners. Just a quick look at YouTube will show thousands of these tricks. However …

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Is It Sugar-Free or Isn’t It?

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One of my long term patients called my office because she could not figure out what was happening with her post breakfast glucose readings. She counted carbs and would typically have a 2 hour ppg of no more than 145 mg/dl but even though her pre-breakfast readings were around 110 mg/dl she was experiencing glucose levels near 200 mg/dl. I had her do a morning food diary for 7 days and we identified 3 days when she was eating French toast when her readings were going over 200 mg/dl. This meal had never been a problem in the past.

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