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Editor’s Note, DCMS #207

Sep 22, 2014

In 1969, the group Santana first recorded the song "Evil Ways" with these lines, "You’ve got to change your evil ways, baby … You’ve got to change, baby, And every word that I say is true…." It seems that when it comes to the treatment of type 2 diabetes, we actually think that we can make our patients change by asking them to even though we know that that does not often work. This week, in our Clinical Text from the Handbook of Diabetes by Rudy Bilous & Richard Donnelly, the authors share their ideas on how to talk to patients about these and other diabetes solutions.

Our Homerun Slides help to expound on this concept of new ways to educate by looking at the use of psychoeducation to try to diminish the barriers for diabetes patients to learn, while our Diabetes Disaster looks at the problem of not writing the prescription for needles or pens when starting a patient on insulin. Our Mastery In Minutes video will give you some new insight into the chemical process of how lipotoxicity affects beta cells.