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April 23, 2016

dave

This week we find research on two old drugs for hypertension and  diabetes, but the interesting thing is that they may be changing places as to why we are using them.

It seems that the old calcium channel blocker, verapamil, may actually be able to save beta cells. Taking an old diabetes drug that most of us use every day is finally identified as a way to help heart attack victims recover. This will be good for the patients mentioned in Item 2 where we look at how they are benefiting from the education they received in the DCCT study.

Announcements:

Diabetes Summit 2016

DIC Publisher Steve Freed will be attending the GTCbio 2016 Diabetes Summit, to be held April 25-27, 2016 in Boston, MA.  This unique event encompasses the drug discovery and partnering aspects of diabetes in two individual conferences that take place concurrently. Click here for more information.

dLifeTV.com: Sunday, April 24, 7PM ET

From dLife.com: “Dr. Johnny White explains why how you think about your diabetes may be the most important key in controlling it. Also, Jim Turner’s devilish alter ego returns to crash a party, and Dr. Nat Strand talks animals and diabetes.” 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.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief