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Editor’s Note: Pre-School Children with Diabetes

Nov 15, 2011

Have you ever had a patient who is a pre-school child with diabetes? Usually this means that the parents are trying to stay in control and the child wants more independence. In this¬†issue’s Clinical Gem, we focus on the battles that everyone faces during this time and why they occur.

When we start a patient on a new medication, do we think about how long it will be till we need to add another one? Our Homerun Slides address that question when we look at the durability of using GLP-1 analogs. And our Disaster Averted this week examines the problems that can occur when long acting insulin is given at “bedtime.”