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Feb. 27, 2018

For the past three years, I have been working with a Pharma company to build a network of independent pharmacies for prescribers to send their patients to. When we started this, the idea was simple — “send your patients to someone you would want to go to.” In the last …

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Feb. 24, 2018

Every week we bring you great information on the latest details of new drugs and new studies on old drugs. In fact in 2018 alone we have had over 20 articles on pharmaceuticals. This plethora of choices and information often overwhelms even the most astute clinician, and when you add …

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Feb. 20, 2018

There have been a lot of diseases associated with diabetes, and it is often said that, although it is never on the death certificate, diabetes is the biggest killer. We often can think of some of the common ones, like heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. And other conditions that …

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Feb. 17, 2018

When I was working with endocrinologists they would often place their type one patients on metformin. I would share this with primary prescribers, and they too had good results using a type 2 drug for insulin dependent patients. We now have more choices than ever for patients and it only …

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Feb. 13, 2018

There seems to be a consensus amongst medical professionals and researchers that patients don’t want to test their glucose regardless of how bad their condition is. It appears that CGMS is the future according to a lot of experts. But is it feasible in the real world? This week, we …

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Feb. 10, 2018

As I was driving home the other night I heard a duet by Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand. The lyrics included “Anything you can do, I can do better; I can do anything better than you.” For some reason this got me thinking about the use of AI (artificial intelligence). …

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Feb. 6, 2018

Last week, after a 75-mile group cycling ride, about a dozen of us were enjoying coffee and conversation at our favorite shoppe. Since we might be considered a somewhat competitive bunch, there was a lot of chatter about who had the highest power, who won the final sprint, and any …

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Feb. 3, 2018

This would be a good week to set aside extra time to read the newsletter. There is so much information that I almost thought about splitting it up into 2 weeks but our publisher, Steve Freed, wouldn’t let me. We begin by finishing up with Part 4 of our special …

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Jan. 30, 2018

I was with about 10 other riders at breakfast recently. I happened to hear the word “diabetes” and of course my ears perked up. When I asked Russ and Randy what they were talking about, the subject was food choices and insulin resistance. Seems that one of them had heard …

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Jan. 27, 2018

The CDC and NIH are saying that this year is one of the worst ever for the flu. Patients often try OTC’s to treat the symptoms, but a lot of times respiratory problems drive them to their prescriber, and often a short course of tapering corticosteroid therapy is prescribed. This …

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