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Editor’s Note, DCMS #167:

Dec 16, 2013

Most of the time when we see our type 2 patients we look at the excess fat hanging over their belts and wish we could just get them to lose this useless mass of stored calories. However, based on what Dr. Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE, has found, we might want to reconsider the characterization of this fat as "useless." This week, our Clinical Text from Joslin Diabetes looks at the idea that adipose tissue is actually an active endocrine organ and how we might take advantage of this for our patients.

Each year the Institute For Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) looks at the top medication mistakes and each year insulin tops the list. Check out our Disaster Averted to see which other meds are responsible for the most adverse reactions and which meds are involved in the most drug errors. Our Homerun Slides focus in on the reason treating prediabetes is so important and our Mastery In Minutes video will give you a few tips you can pass on to your patients on managing their carb intake better.