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Jan. 6, 2018

Jan 6, 2018
 

When is a disease not really a disease? The answer is simple: “when the disease is diabetes.” Over the past 40 years there has been great momentum on how to change the perception. We tried lowering the target fasting levels, A1c’s and PPG values and adding new medications and monitoring devices, and slowly but surely we made some inroads.

Even with all this progress we have more patients with diabetes, and even more coming when you count prediabetes. The question is, why? Our publisher, Steve Freed, took a long look at the root causes of this failure, and as you can see in Item #2, it could be simply that we don’t take diabetes control seriously enough, and wait much too long take an aggressive stand.

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief