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Feb. 25, 2020

My wife is waiting on the script from her Endo, so she can start using the new Control-IQ system from Tandem. Although her Time in Range is currently 81% she still gets the occasional low or high that can affect her, especially when she is cycling or working. We were …

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Feb. 22, 2020

My house in Saint Petersburg is 100 years old, and in honor of its centennial celebration we decided to do a little “face lift” with new paint and trim. The house must have at least 10 coats of paint on it, and in many places the layers of paint were …

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Feb. 18, 2020

Most of us are worried about the risk for hypoglycemia when we decide on insulin dosing regimens for our patients. We are quick to warn them, “If you don’t eat, don’t inject.” However, when your patients are sick or have the flu, that is the wrong message. Check out this …

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Feb. 15, 2020

Here’s 3 things you need to know. First, drink coffee; second, get rid of sugary drinks but don’t change to artificially sweetened drinks; and thirdly, stay away from second hand smoke. If none of this makes sense to you, then I suggest you read this week’s edition of our newsletter …

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Feb. 11, 2020

Remember when you could tell your patient to eat 6 small meals a day and they would be happy to oblige? The problem was those 6 “small” meals soon became 6 big meals, and patients were gaining weight and developing diabetes. Now many of our patients have gone to the …

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Feb. 8, 2020

I was reviewing basal/bolus dosing with our interns and we got on the subject of on-board insulin. One of the problems of not taking this into consideration is the onset of severe hypoglycemia. I explained that many patients walk around with a 500mg/dl blood glucose and don’t feel bad, but …

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Feb. 4, 2020

I keep hearing all these ads on the radio for teledoc visits. You can call them from home, you can go to your local pharmacy or grocery and be seen by a physician or nurse practitioner. No need to sit in a waiting room with a bunch of sick people …

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Feb. 1, 2020

This past week, our four interns learned about basal/bolus dosing and the value of an insulin pump and CGM for managing type one diabetes. We went through the standard calculations to figure out carb ratios and correction factors, and they got plenty of experience figuring out doses based on those …

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Jan. 28, 2020

This week our intern, Antonio Bess, PharmD. Candidate, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University School of Pharmacy, has looked over recent data on the correlation between diabetes and cancer risk. He offers some insights on how cancer risk is related to diabetes, how a diabetes diagnosis increases your patient’s likelihood of …

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Jan. 25, 2020

This week we have an interesting report from the Indiana Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Trial showing the long-term value of low carbohydrate diets on diabetes, with multiple patients over multiple years. Since we know many of you advise this kind of program for your patients, we realized that managing a …

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