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Dec. 2, 2017

It has been over 20 years since I started my journey in diabetes care. When I started, the education field was dominated by nurses and dietitians, and most of them were female. Oftentimes, when I was asked to serve on advisory boards for pharma companies, I would find I was the only pharmacist and the only male on the board. As my involvement grew, I often found myself on these boards with a gentleman who not only was a CDE but also a clinical psychologist. He brought a whole different perspective to diabetes care, and I would often spend time learning how best to communicate with my patients.

Our publisher, Steve Freed, caught up with this psychologist, Dr. William Polonsky, at the recent ADA Scientific Sessions, and Dr. Bill shared his perspective on patient use of glucose monitoring and how CGMs may be a whole new ballgame.

CGMs could be used for patients who are new to exercise, especially if you pair the device with Dr. Sheri Colberg’s feature on how exercise can help prevent premature death in type 1 patients.

 

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief