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Jan 20, 2018

We have continued to add new and more effective medications for diabetes focusing on different defects in metabolism. These additions have actually put the drugs in the weird position of competing with each other and working together at the same time. This week, our newsletter is full of examples of …

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Editor’s Note

I remember when I got the call to be on an advisory board for the first SGLT-2 inhibitor. The science made sense but it seemed that everyone was worried about the “tremendous” risk of UTI’s due to excess urination and glucose in the urine. I think this came from a …

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Jan. 16, 2018

So often in patients with diabetes, there are multiple co-morbidities that can lead to premature death or at the least a decreased quality of life. There is often the question as to which disease comes first and whether the combination of these diseases worsen each other. This week, our Clinical …

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Jan. 9, 2018

Almost 100 years ago, researchers figured out that the failure of the beta cells of the pancreas led to diabetes. It was more than 25 years later when we first made the distinction between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In the next 15 years we discovered a medicine that …

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Jan. 6, 2018

When is a disease not really a disease? The answer is simple: “when the disease is diabetes.” Over the past 40 years there has been great momentum on how to change the perception. We tried lowering the target fasting levels, A1c’s and PPG values and adding new medications and monitoring …

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Jan. 3, 2018

Now that we are in the new year our patients will have every good intention on changing everything to make this their best and healthiest year ever. They will try a new exercise program and a new diet. They will swear they will take their medications and fix their glucose, …

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Dec. 30, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, every news outlet looks back to see what things made a real difference. We have our most popular articles for each month of the year. Steve and I can also look back over the past seventeen and a half years and see what we …

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Dec 26, 2017

Today it was 81 degrees in St. Petersburg, Florida, and after a great bike ride, we were out looking at outdoor spas. This great weather often makes me forget how cold and wet it can get “up north.” When Steve sent the Disaster Averted to me to review, the last …

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Dec. 23, 2017

Happy holidays from the entire staff here at Diabetes in Control. This week we add another SGLT-2 inhibitor to our armada of diabetes medications. This new drug, Ertugliflozin, (see news flash) is coming to the market as a stand alone and in combination with both a DPP-4 inhibitor and Metformin. …

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Dec. 19, 2017

Over the past 10 years the number of car brands has decreased. GM once had 8 nameplates and now they are down to 4. They used to have a brand for every age bracket, with Buick being the name badge for their old people’s car (I can say that because …

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