I was in the check-out lane at a grocery store yesterday and, as I was waiting, I couldn’t avoid noticing the headlines of the magazines available for impulse purchase. It seemed that every one of these had some way to "cure" obesity, diabetes or even prediabetes. I glanced over three of them and, in every case, the article directed the reader to purchase a product or program "guaranteed" to fix the problem. We have all seen these ads and unfortunately, because of the spokesperson, some of our patients will follow what is said even if means abandoning the advice we have given them. I made a quick call to Dr. Stanley Schwartz to find out what he thought about "curing" these problems and his Homerun Slides give us some realistic and practical ideas for what we can do for our patients.
Our Disaster Averted outlines yet another way that patients can be confused even with the simplicity of using an insulin pen, and our Clinical Text looks at a case where metabolic syndrome makes diabetes management difficult. Our Mastery In Minutes video features Sean Duffy of Omada Health as he talks with our publisher Steve Freed about how their team identified a crucial aspect of diabetes prevention.