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Editor’s Note, DCMS #126

Mar 5, 2013

Have you ever heard of the "lag effect" (and I don’t mean when you fall behind in a bike race)? This week our excerpt from Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook looks at how best to manage glucose when our patients are working on improving their fitness.

Our Homerun Slides provide easy-to-understand information on how diabetes starts and how it is treated. If you are thinking about making slides for your medical assistants, patients or their families to teach them about diabetes, then these are perfect.

This week’s Disaster Averted comes from the south pole where we find out what happened when the explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, had to face how the onset of diabetes might increase the risk of neuropathy, and the loss of fingers or a hand.