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Dec. 10, 2019

When my wife was first diagnosed with diabetes, I wanted to start insulin on the first day. My thinking was to save pancreatic function for as long as possible. This turned out to be good in the long run as she was later diagnosed with LADA and is now on …

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Custom Molded Shoes: If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit…

A patient of mine who had diabetes and peripheral neuropathy came home from the hospital after a below-the-knee amputation of her right leg. She lived alone and was housebound. Having lost one leg, I knew she was at increased risk for losing her other leg. While in rehab, she had a professionally custom molded shoe made for her left foot which she started to wear.

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Dec. 7, 2019

It used to be that many of our diabetes patients would slow their activities as the weather got colder and the days got shorter. However, the development of indoor devices such as Peloton style cycles and rowers, and indoor running and cycling trainers that mimic outdoor activities, means hard exercise …

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