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Nov. 20, 2018

Although monogenic disorders of the beta cell account for only 1–2% of all diabetes, they are bound to show up sometime in your practice. They are discrete disorders that are a significant cause of diabetes in their own right. This week, in our Clinical Text, we begin a discussion of …

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Nov. 17, 2018

My wife sometimes fills in as a substitute teacher for the public school system, working with grade-school students. We often talk about the behavior of the kids and how she often feels more like a babysitter than a teacher because of behavior of many of the kids in the class. …

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Nov. 13, 2018

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been sharing a slide series on the use of CGM and the value for our patients. This has been one of our most viewed slide series and indicates to us that you want to offer your patients the best technology for managing …

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Nov. 10, 2018

Now that the Mid-term elections are, for all purposes, over with, we all know that there has been a change in leadership in the Congress. High on Congress’s agenda is the high cost of prescription drug prices, and we expect to see some pressure from the House to lower these …

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Nov. 8, 2018

This week the Food and Drug Administration has approved the product canagliflozin to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, including heart attack, stroke or death due to a cardiovascular cause in adults with Type 2 diabetes who have established cardiovascular disease. Although we are all familiar with the …

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Nov. 6, 2018

Last week I spent a couple of hours with a group of Internal Medicine residents at a local hospital. The Director of Residents had called me in to talk about the actions of insulin and how to dose properly. My first question to the group was about Humalog 75/25. It …

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Nov. 3, 2018

For years the medical staff of Diabetes In Control have advocated a low-carbohydrate lifestyle for both diabetes care and weight management. Recently I have been working with the use of intermittent fasting featuring a lower carb focus. The results for both weight control and glucose control have been very, very …

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Oct. 30, 2018

A few years back, I was working with an endocrinologist in St. Petersburg, managing his diabetes patients. We would get a lot of type 2 patients who had been started on basal insulin and then referred to us when their condition required the addition of mealtime insulin. Most of these …

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Oct. 27, 2018

This week we have some great information on new ADA and EASD guidelines for treating type 2 diabetes. The focus is once again on individualized treatment and increased usage of newer medications. This goes along with a study published in Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology for using medications to prevent diabetes. All …

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Oct. 23, 2018

More and more clinicians are recommending low carb food programs for both the prevention and treatment of diabetes. This swing has led toward the consumption of more red meat and processed meats, which may actually have the opposite effect for our patients. This may happen because processed meats such as …

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