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Editor’s Note, DCMS #143:

Jul 1, 2013

We often emphasize food choices for our diabetes patients and one overriding target is to decrease carbohydrates. Although this makes great sense in an overweight type 2 patient on orals, or orals and insulin, it is not necessarily as important in our type 1 patients. If you look at the vast majority of type 1 patients they are not overweight and many are underweight. This means that Medical Nutritional Therapy is not going to be the same. This week our Clinical Text from the ADA/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook gives you professional insight into how to manage these patients.

Our Disaster Averted looks at the problems that can occur as you shift from pens to vial and syringe in the hospital setting, and our Homerun Slides give you more ammo to measure the 1,5-anhydroglucitol molecule in the blood and use that data to better manage diabetes control. Our Mastery In Minutes video features Cecilia Sauter, CDE, with some ideas on how to help your patients make better nutrition choices.