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Editor’s Note DCMS #57

Nov 1, 2011

We all are familiar with the effects of GLP-1 analogs and DPP-4 inhibitors, and we make choices for our patients based on the different benefits and risks of each type of drug. This week’s set of Homerun Slides, Incretins, Part 5 of 6, brings to light why there are actions that the injectables have that the oral medications lack, and why you might choose one over the other.

Our Disaster Averted, Phone Orders Prone to Errors, focuses in on the reason written or electronic orders are always safer than phone orders, and our Clinical Gem discussion gets into the psychological problems of diabetes in infancy for both the child and family.