While I was enjoying the 80 degree weather in Florida, our publisher kept wishing the thermometer would get up to zero in Chicago. Even though it is bitterly cold in those northern places, patients still bundle up, put on their warmest boots and trudge to their doctors’ offices for appointments. After they arrive, it takes them 10 minutes to unbundle and half of your waiting room chairs are full of coats, scarves and the like. One problem this can present is that your patients don’t want to pull their boots off when it is time to be seen by the clinician. This can be bad for your patients who have neuropathy as seen in this week’s Disaster Averted.
Our Homerun Slides look at why clinicians need to be ahead of the curve when it comes to treating obesity and our Clinical Case covers how to determine whether a patient has type 1 or type 2 diabetes and why it really matters. Our Mastery In Minutes video discusses the biggest challenge in diabetes care.