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Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

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Bydureon BCise: A New Once-Weekly GLP-1 Agonist

The FDA has approved an auto-injector and new formulation of a once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes from AstraZeneca. Bydureon BCise offers a single-dose auto-injector for adults with type 2 diabetes. Bydureon BCise features a unique continuous-release microsphere technology delivery system that provides consistent levels of the product’s active ingredient, exenatide. The new formulation has shown the ability to reduce blood sugar levels alongside weight loss, despite not being a weight loss medication.

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How to Be More Culturally Sensitive

Having worked with patients, children, adolescents, and adults who have diabetes for oh so many years, I’ve learned it’s better to change what I teach than to expect my patients to change their entire lifestyle. One of the toughest things for patients to do is to change the way they eat, especially if deep rooted in their ethnic background. One example is asking patients who are from the Middle East or those who are brought up on rice and beans to avoid or cut back on rice.

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An Overview of EASD 2017

By Guest Writer David Kliff, Diabetic Investor: As we were getting ready to disembark the plane when it arrived in Lisbon I asked a long-term consultant to the diabetes industry why he comes to EASD. “I like to come here because what they have here will show up in our country in two years” was his response. Given what we witnessed at EASD there isn’t much to look forward to in 2019.

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Medipin® — to Detect Neuropathy

The pinprick or sharp sensation test is acknowledged and recommended by the ADA as a useful and sensitive method of testing for Loss Of Protective Sensation and predicting serious complications associated with diabetes. Medipin is a unique single use cutaneous pinprick testing device. Its patented precision technology has been designed to enhance patient pinprick sensation response.

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