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Editor’s Note, DCMS #173:

Jan 27, 2014

We often hear about the idea of a medical care plan. My interns come to me all full of vim and vigor, and ready to do a plan on any person who presents with diabetes. However, this is hard when you have to take into account insurance plans, patient ability and willingness, and time for training. Too many times our best plans have to be scuttled because there is no coverage for a particular drug. This week in Part 9 of our Homerun Slides series, Dr. Stanley Schwartz shares his simple-to-use plans.

Our Diabetes Disaster looks at bid vs. tid and our Clinical Text focuses on the way to incorporate a care plan for the multiple problems frequently associated with a diabetes patient. Our Mastery In Minutes video with Dr. Robert Gabbay of the Joslin Diabetes Center discusses the importance of patient motivation.