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March 14, 2020

Many of our long term readers remember the connection that Steve and I have with Dr. Richard Bernstein. Years ago he turned the diabetes world upside down when he challenged the ADA and AMA with his then “revolutionary” idea that a type one patient could manage their diabetes by counting …

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March 10, 2020

Lately it seems that more and more drugs that we use to manage diabetes are proving to be very good proponents in the battle against heart disease. We all have heard the value of the SGLT-2 inhibitors in reducing cardiovascular risk, and they even carry the indication. The GLP-1 Mimetics …

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March 7, 2020

Now that we are starting the 3rd month of the year, it may be a good time to look back and see how we are doing with our New Year resolutions. Many of us thought this would be the year we lost those last 20 pounds, or finally learned to …

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March 3, 2020

For many years pediatricians and other health care experts have been encouraging new moms to breastfeed their newborns. They talk about the decreased gastric problems as well as increased immunity, and the bonding between mother and child. All of these reasons are focused on the child, but what about the …

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Feb. 29, 2020

Today I had a webinar with our interns on diabetes medications, insulin and adherence. Most of the program was on how to make the patient feel like they were part of the solution and take ownership. Like most new medical professionals, they felt that patients would do what was right …

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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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