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Editor’s Note, DCMS #228

Feb 16, 2015

Have you had patients come to your office with the latest and greatest thing for "curing" diabetes? Not a day goes by without someone showing me a new way to lose weight and fix their diabetes. But the real question is, are these fixes really working or is the problem or solution just a correlation? This week, Barbara E. Corkey, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, looks at the way scientists and clinicians use misinformation to drive healthcare.

A good example of this use of misinformation is seen in this week’s Diabetes Disaster Averted in which a patient was convinced he couldn’t be diabetic because he was too physically fit.

We know that the anti-VEGF drugs are the best for treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), but which ones do you start with? Check out our Homerun Slides to find out, and if you need a refresher on how to treat glucose levels in the Intensive Care Unit then our Clinical Text this week is a must read.