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Letter From The Editor. July 22, 2009 Issue #478

Jul 21, 2009
 

It seems like every pump patient I’ve ever worked with in the last ten years was calling me this past week about the recent recall of Medtronic’s Quick Set Devices with lot numbers beginning with #8. Many of them had heard outrageous stories about the recall. With this in mind I called Steve Sabicer, Director of Communications for Medtronic Diabetes and asked him to provide us with what the real story was. He assured me that not a single patient injury report led to the recall. Click here to find out more

Steven V. Edelman, MD, has been looking at how managed care and capitation have affected diabetes care. This week’s feature Helping Your Patient Overcome Barriers to Obtaining Good Diabetes Care, looks at techniques you can use and the possible legal consequences of not trying.
 
dLife: July 26, 7PM ET on CNBC
NEW! The story of a law enforcement veteran who faced down discrimination at the FBI…and won. Then, a rising rap star explains her struggles with her dad’s diabetes, and getting up close and personal with your pancreas. Also, dLife’s "doctor on call" explains the ins and outs of alcohol. Information, inspiration and more on another new episode of dLifeTV: Sundays on CNBC at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT.
 
TCOYD Diabetes Conference, July 28, 2009
Topic: Type 1 Night! Moderator: Steven Edelman, MD
Guest Speakers: Chris Sadler, PA-C, CDE – Pumps; Andrea Gasper, MS, PA-C – Pumps; Matthias Von Herrath, MD Research; Bill Polonsky, PhD, CDE – Emotions One-on-one: Consultations with our Expert Panelists Goal: Gain knowledge, share knowledge, and experience the camaraderie of being with fellow Type 1’s and their families.
 
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Check out this week’s "Test Your DIABETES Knowledge" question. 

 
Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief