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Nov. 24, 2020

Is sooner always better? As the years have gone by, many providers have looked to treat pre-diabetes in the same way as diabetes, with the idea of preventing the onset. Food choices and exercise have always been the number 1 choice, but as newer medications come on line and offer …

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Nov. 21, 2020

More than a few years ago I was on the international advisory board for Lilly, and the head of the board was Dr. Dan Pollom. We became friends and over the years he has been involved in a lot of great research at Lilly. He recently has been working on …

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Nov. 17, 2020

One of the things we do with our interns is present patients for them to work with and manage. This is usually done by giving them information and letting them set a plan of action, and then we text back and forth as if the intern is the caregiver and …

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Nov. 14, 2020

When my wife first started using insulin, she had a pen she carried everywhere. She would test her glucose, log it on the phone, and then log her carbs, calculate her dose based on a laminated card, and inject her insulin. This process worked well but was very cumbersome. She …

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Nov. 10, 2020

Every day brings a record amount of newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and a corresponding surge in hospitalizations. This is of particular concern to our patients with diabetes, as the chances of hospitalization are increased. There have been many “quick fixes” pushed out to people without a lot of science, …

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Nov. 7, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase on a daily basis, there is a natural concern to see what else we can do besides mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing. Many people are searching for any extra protection they can find. Believe it or not, our health and fitness expert, …

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Nov. 3, 2020

Years ago I delivered a CE for pharmacists on the relation of diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. I went back and looked at the data, and there was a strong correlation between OSA, hypertension and diabetes. Typically getting a patient on a CPAP device is the only choice available, but …

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Oct. 31, 2020

Living in the heat of Florida you learn very quickly what happens if your magnesium levels get too low. Riding 40-50 miles without taking in enough magnesium will leave you with leg cramps, increased heart rate and nausea. Because it is so hard to eat enough foods to boost your …

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Oct. 27, 2020

I don’t often get to watch commercials on TV since I nixed the cable, but when I travel I often put on the news and the commercials come flying at me. Over the past two weeks I have gotten an education on the lawsuits I can be part of if …

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Oct. 24, 2020

When George McConnell, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy, was in our rotation, he had to review patients using CGM devices to manage their diabetes. He learned very quickly how patients could take advantage of the devices to improve their Time In Range (TIR). This is very quickly becoming the …

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