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From the Editor

February, 2018

  • 20 February

    Feb. 20, 2018

    There have been a lot of diseases associated with diabetes, and it is often said that, although it is never on the death certificate, diabetes is the biggest killer. We often can think of some of the common ones, like heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. And other conditions that …

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February, 2018

  • 20 February

    To Give Your Patients Hope, Listen Well to The Stories They Tell Themselves

    I recently met a patient whose life is alternative medicine. Not complementary medicine but alternative medicine. A young woman in her early 30’s who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. Besides having an A1C of 10.5%, I could tell she was struggling. Her career is in alternative medicine. For years she has been looking for a way to stop taking insulin. She is looking for the cure, but as with many, has difficulty believing it’s not here yet. She has had diabetes education, but because she hasn’t really met the hcp she can relate to or who has given her the answer she wants to hear, she’s not really put things together yet.

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  • 20 February

    Angela Golden Interview 1, Part 1, Patients Over 65 with Obesity

    In part 1 of this 2-part Exclusive Interview, Angela Golden talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the AACE 2017 convention in Austin Texas about obesity in people over the age of 65.

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  • 20 February

    Framework for Understanding DM Part 9

    In this week's Homerun Slides, practical implementation of the common origins of diabetes and its complications construct.

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  • 20 February

    International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #113: Diabetes and Sleep Apnea Part 3

    OSA pathophysiology: OSA is a very complex disorder, and although obesity and fat deposition around the neck plays an important role, there are many other important players that contribute to the development of this condition. The human upper airway is a unique multipurpose structure involved in performing a variety of tasks such as speech, swallowing, and the passage of air for breathing. The airway, therefore, is composed of numerous muscles and soft tissue but lacks rigid or bony support. Most notably, it contains a collapsible portion that extends from the hard palate to the larynx, which allows the upper airway to change shape and momentarily for speech and swallowing during wakefulness; but this feature also provides the opportunity for collapse at inopportune times such as during sleep.

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  • 17 February

    Point-Counterpoint, Part 2: Using Software to Determine the Best Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

    In the last four issues, we discussed a new software that can go through over 6 million possible treatments using anywhere from 1 to 5 drugs for an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. Along with determining the best treatment for the patient, it includes the ability to put in …

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Test Your Knowledge

AACE Algorithm

The suggested hierarchy of usage (AACE Algorithm) for a patient on metformin who has not reached goal according to the new 2018 AACE goal in 3 months is:

Correct

Correct Answer : A. GLP-1RA, SGLT-2i, TZD, Basal Insulin, DPP4i

Source:

2018 AACE/ACE Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Algorithm

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February, 2018