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Sept. 19, 2020

Imagine if you had a dollar for every time a patient came to your office with the holy grail to cure their diabetes. While you could probably retire off of all those dollars, you probably noticed that every time they show you the cure, it will start working “soon,” and …

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Sept. 15, 2020

Sometimes things will happen for no apparent reason, and then suddenly there is justification for a decision made. We were at Sam’s Club yesterday and for some reason I picked up a bottle of Vitamin D from the nutritional aisle. Maybe it was because it had been raining all day …

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Sept. 12, 2020

When we see children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to start therapy, we often are hesitant to go full bore because of the chance for a honeymoon period where their pancreas begins to produce insulin again. Although this honeymoon period is often short-lived, the risk of hypoglycemia is …

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Sept. 8, 2020

When I was actively doing diabetes classes, one thing that I tried to insist on was to get the patient’s entire family to attend an education session. I found that I could get part of the family most of the time. I also found if I could do it during …

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Sept. 5, 2020

I have decided that the pandemic and the isolation associated with it has had polar effects on fitness. Some people like myself have not had to travel and my riding mileage has increased, while others could not go to the gym or even walk around the block. To help you …

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Sept. 1, 2020

Melinda Rodriguez, PharmD Candidate 2021, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, is attempting to help us understand the concept of Biosimilars. Her drug class of choice to unravel the process is insulin. In her feature this week she looks at the radical changes the FDA has to make to allow …

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Aug. 29, 2020

It has been almost 45 years since Paul Simon first released “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Many of us can actually remember most of those reasons, and probably me just mentioning it will cause you to hear Paul singing “…hop on a bus, Gus, make a new plan, Stan…” …

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Aug. 25, 2020

It seems like every day we are learning more about the COVID-19 virus. Although many publications look at the problems with managing patients with comorbidities such as heart disease, diabetes, or asthma, they often do not share ideas on how to mitigate the effects of the virus and offer a …

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Aug. 22, 2020

This week we have a great study for you. Our intern Joan Prifti, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM College of Pharmacy, has real clinical data on the use of an over the counter product, that you can get on Amazon or at the pharmacy for less than $15 a month, that can …

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Aug. 18, 2020

About 3 weeks ago we had an article on the value of a low carb diet for reversing diabetes. Now, in a further deep dive of the data, we see that it can actually turn pre-diabetes around. Pre-diabetes is a quasi-diagnosis that is not classified as a disease so we …

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