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March 6, 2021

When you live with an adult with type 1 diabetes, it is natural to look for ways to make glucose levels better and management easier. Usually this means trying medications that are not indicated for type 1 diabetes. Researchers often do the same thing with hopes that the results will …

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March 2, 2021

As we move into the first days of March, many of our patients have given up on their food and exercise programs. They likely tried something they couldn’t do, and now they are looking for another idea. This week, Oluwatayo Ishola, PharmD. Candidate, South College, School of Pharmacy, has looked …

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Feb. 27, 2021

Leyany Feijoo Ramos, PharmD Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy, is considering a residency in infectious medicine, which would put her in the forefront of COVID-19 research and treatment. She recently put together an overview of how diabetes and increased glucose levels in non-diagnosed diabetes patients can increase the patients’ chances …

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Feb. 23, 2021

We all know the value of the combination of an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor for improving TIR and A1c. The effects are increased if the smart technologies of the combination are used. However, not everyone can afford to use that combination, and a lot of health plans …

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Feb. 20, 2021

When a child is newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes we are often very careful to avoid hypoglycemia. Since many of these children will hit a honeymoon period, clinicians usually don’t strive for tight control for months. This seems like the right thing to do. Now, information from new studies …

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Feb. 16, 2021

The number of people who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease increases every year. 10 years ago there were less than 300,000 diagnosed cases in the US, and now the number is just over 1 million, with about 60,000 -70,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Currently about 1% of the over …

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Feb. 13, 2021

If nothing else has come out of the Corona crisis, there was a lot of conversation on the repurposing of older medications to try to reduce the effects or prevent COVID-19 infection. For a while there was some “exciting” research on the use of metformin to reduce the severity. However, …

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Feb. 9, 2021

I am the first to admit that I will sometimes try things based on results from people I know rather than waiting for scientific research to be accepted by the mainstream. About 4 years ago I was introduced to the use of low level electromagnetic frequencies to improve circulation, reduce …

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Feb. 6, 2021

Have you ever heard of a fast fat metabolizer? Typically, people who eat a low carb diet do not have as much glucose in their bodies as carb consumers, and so they more often have to rely on the breakdown of fats to supply energy for activities. Because of this …

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Feb. 2, 2021

It looks like the pandemic has had a significant effect on patients, as some providers are no longer participating in some health plans due to changes in reimbursement for chronic disease care. If you are one of these prescribers who have had to make a change, you may find that …

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