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July 11, 2020

The CDC just released new coronavirus risk guidelines and there has been a change. Now if you have type 2 diabetes you are at an increased risk, but if you have type 1, you only may be at increased risk. This small change means that your chances of a negative …

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July 7, 2020

As we move further along into the pandemic, we consistently are learning new things about the disease and how people react to it. One of the big areas of concern is how the coronavirus affects different cultures, and why some people are more affected than others. It is likely possible …

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July 4, 2020

Do you have a lot of your patients telling you about their success with Keto diets? It seems that for years we were concerned about these diabetes patients going into ketoacidosis if they tried a low carb, higher fat diet. Professionally we know there is a difference between ketosis and …

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June 30, 2020

The SGLT-2 inhibitors have made a big change in the way we think about diabetes management, and have emphasized how important a role the kidney plays in glucose management and metabolism. We have gone from a total fear of urinary tract infections to a realization of how these medications help …

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June 27, 2020

Although many of us would have liked to spend a week in Chicago at the ADA Scientific Sessions, the pandemic forced us to miss a chance to have some great food and fun. Although the live session is always good, it was kind of nice to do the sessions at …

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June 23, 2020

YouTube and the multitude of podcasts on health have led to an explosion in “experts” on every disease state, including diabetes and obesity. If you want to do low carb, or keto, or vegan, or paleo, you can find thousands of videos. In addition, when your patient selects a weight …

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June 20, 2020

For years the mantra in type 2 diabetes care was “start low go slow.” This seemed to make sense when most patients were diagnosed in their late 50’s or early 60’s. Now we see many new patients in their 30’s and 40’s, and so we need to get more aggressive …

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June 16, 2020

We have spent a lot of time talking about TIR (Time in Range) for diabetes patients, but most of it is focused on type 1 patients. There is even more info on the long-term benefits of increased TIR being presented at this week’s ADA Virtual Scientific sessions. But what about …

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June 13, 2020

As the US continues to relax stay at home policies and social distancing, there has been an increase in diagnosed Covid-19 cases. Here in Florida the past two days have seen the highest counts of new positives since we started collecting data back in March. And it looks like it …

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June 9, 2020

As a listener of NPR, I often hear a commercial for Noom, an app based weight-loss program that is based on physiology and psychology. I did a little research and found that they have you list your food or scan labels and grade your choices with red, yellow or green …

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