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Editor’s Note, DCMS #255

Aug 24, 2015

altWe have been at the U.S. Pro Challenge in Colorado this past week and after seven grueling days and 865 miles, Javier Megias of Team NovoNordisk was crowned Most Aggressive Rider. This rider, who lives with type 1 diabetes, is also the only rider who has managed to finish every stage of every race for the past five years. He does this with hard training and fantastic control of his glucose levels. To help you understand how this control can be attained, be sure to check out this week’s Homerun Slides on modern insulin therapy.

There was an old song that Barbara Streisand made that was written by Lewis, Young and Whitehouse called “Sam You’ve Made The Pants Too Long.” The lyrics talk about how every part of this handmade suit was perfect except for the length. This week’s Diabetes Disasters Averted could be called “Sam You’ve Made the Shoes Too Tight,” and looks at how a diabetic shoe fitting done wrong can make things worse.

Our Clinical Text brings up some new ways to look at treating hypertension and we have Part 3 of our Exclusive Interview with Dr. George Bakris on how the SGLT-2 inhbitors work.