Tuesday , October 24 2017

daveThere are times that patients think that, magically, they start doing things right and their diabetes improves. We have all seen the obese diabetes patient who has started losing weight and feels they are doing well, only to find out that the weight loss is coming from the failure of the pancreas. Although the reasons are not always that severe, unless we take a look at all the patient’s medications we might be fooled at how “good” they are really doing. This week’s disaster averted tells the story of what happens when a patient is given lesser-known medications for a totally different problem. If you get to the bottom of the article you will find a link that can help you evaluate all of your patient’s medications very easily.

Your partner in diabetes care,
Dave Joffe
Editor-in-chief