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Sept. 25, 2018

According to medical references, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a group of symptoms due to elevated androgens in females. But what does that mean for your patients and their families, and why do we see an increased incidence at younger and younger ages? At the recent AACE meetings, our medical …

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Sept. 22, 2018

Way back in July of 2003, Steve and I attended the “Chromium in Health and Disease” summit in Boston. You have to remember that was when nutritional products were not so easily accepted by leading health care experts. This conference was somewhat remarkable in that there were “real” diabetes professionals talking about the use of …

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Sept. 18, 2018

For years, we have often attributed the relative risk of developing diabetes to the heredity component. If your parents or grandparents had diabetes, there was a greater chance you would as well. Oftentimes patients use this as an excuse for *having* diabetes. Now that we have reasonably priced genetic testing …

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Sept 15, 2018

This week, our friends at Team Novo Nordisk, the only professional cycling team comprised of riders with type 1 diabetes, completed their most successful season. As many of you know, both myself and our publisher, Steve Freed, are avid cyclists and I am currently on track to hit 7,000 miles …

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Sep 13, 2018

The addition of mealtime insulin to a patient’s diabetes regimen can definitely increase the risk of hypoglycemia. This can be exacerbated if the patient is not counting carbs or doing before-meal glucose checks. This month in our special edition we look at the value of using an SGLT-2 Inhibitor instead …

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Sept. 11, 2018

The age-old question of which came first “the chicken or the egg” takes on new meaning this week in relation to what you can eat and, more importantly, in what order. Dr. Alpana Shukla, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine, sat down with Joy Pape, our Medical Editor, at the recent ADA …

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Sept. 8, 2018

We depend on our interns to help us bring you the best in diabetes news and information, and a lot of times when I look at all they have to learn, it amazes me. There is so much more to being a pharmacist now than when Steve and I went …

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Sept. 4, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from NSI, the National Stem Cell Institute, that contained their latest newsletter. This one focused on using adipose tissue-derived stem cells to repair meniscus tears. This caught my eye because three of my fellow cyclists had avoided surgery by having this procedure …

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Sept 1, 2018

Last week, we celebrated my daughter’s 31st birthday and this week we have a couple of articles related to her. I was looking for a nice blouse that she had in mind and was in H&M in the mall. While looking in the women’s department, I saw a mom with …

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Aug. 28, 2018

In our Saturday newsletter we had a great feature about how weight loss in certain patients can cause reversal of diabetes. This week in our Mastery newsletter, Medical Editor Joy Pape shares her candid interview with Dr. George Bray, Professor of Medicine Emeritus at LSU, that she did at the …

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