Tuesday , December 12 2017
Home / Letter From The Editor / January 23, 2016

January 23, 2016

dave

Are you ready for the opening of a large can of worms, when it comes to classifying diabetes? We have all heard type one, type one and one half, type two, type 3, adult onset, MODY, LADA and many other ways of naming diabetes, and now top researchers and endocrinologists have gotten together to set up a whole new criteria and classification system. The new system, based on β-cell centric classification schema, was just released in Diabetes Care. See Item #2.

One of the experts responsible for all this hubbub is one of our Advisory Board members, Dr. Stanley Schwartz. Because of our unique relationship with him he gave us a private set of video interviews with our Publisher, Steve Freed, to explain not only the classifications but also how to best treat the “Egregious Eleven.” You can view the videos here – and if you wish, submit a question for Dr. Schwartz.

Announcements:

Free CME Courses
Our web site CME resource is back online! Be sure to check out the new CME courses posted there. Courses are currently available on topics including: Advances in the Medical & Surgical Management of Obesity; Diabetic Retinopathy; Strategies to Improve Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes; and more!

dLifeTV.com: Sunday, January 17, 7PM ET

From dLife.com: “A dLife special presentation of the award-winning “Story of Insulin” The amazing saga of the discovery of this life-saving drug and how it has made a difference in the lives of millions.” Sundays live online at dLifeTV.com at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT. Keep up on the latest dLife news at dLifeTV.com.

*****************************

We can make a difference!

*****************************

Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief