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Editor’s Note, DCMS #145:

Jul 15, 2013

If you look at the notes from the AACE conference, the AAFP conference and the recent ADA Scientific Sessions, you’ll notice a lot of new algorithms for the treatment of diabetes. All this information reminds me of when I was working on improving my golf game. First they told me to twist my hips, then bend my front elbow, then lift up my front heel. After that I needed to uncoil my arms like a spring, and remember to look past the ball. All this information from the golf "experts" totally ruined my game, proving that sometimes too much information can be worse than none at all. To make sense of all the new information on diabetes management, our publisher Steve Freed has spent time with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ algorithm working on the perfect set of Homerun Slides for you to use.

This weeks Disaster Averted is actually an important notice on the use of insulin pumps. Users of Medtronic pumps need to be aware of the possibility of Insulin Dose Errors with Insulin Pump Tubing, and our Clinical Text continues to explore the use of nutrition in pediatric patients. Our Mastery In Minutes video with Dr. Oded Langer focuses on the likelihood of patients with GDM developing type 2 diabetes.