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Editor’s Note, DCMS #153: How Red Food Dye in a Saline Solution Can Save Lives

Years ago, when a patient was referred to the pharmacy for instructions on how to start insulin, we would add red food coloring to the saline making it easier to see the exact amount of liquid in the test syringe. Over time, I have thought about this idea and why it makes so much sense. This week’s Disaster Averted is about an instance when this colored insulin could surely have been helpful.

We complete the slide series from Dr. Stanley Shwartz on obesity and diabetes this week with some of his ideas on how to treat both diseases at the same time, and our Clinical Text explores some of the recent studies critical to the Prevention of Beta-cell Destruction and Preservation for Those with Existing Type 1 Diabetes. Our Mastery In Minutes video features Becky Sulik, RD, LD, CDE, as she discusses how children in an SMA environment managed to adapt surprisingly well to HIPAA requirements.