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Aug. 22, 2017

Too often when we see patients we arbitrarily give them a goal A1c. Most of us don’t make every person strive for 5.7, but we sometimes forget to find out what the patient really thinks they can accomplish. This week we combined information from Dr. Karl Nadolsky and our Medical Editor to …

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Aug. 19, 2017

This week we have an interesting article on the use of nonnutritive sweeteners.  Over the years, we have had many of these as one opinion or another had flip-flopped as to the benefit or harm of these products. As an educator, I have always been in favor of using them …

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Aug. 15, 2017

We have been following Team NovoNordisk for the past few weeks as they have been in 3 major races. As you can imagine, having consistent accurate readings for the team doctor as they are riding could make a difference. But how would that be possible?  Would it make a big …

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Aug. 12, 2017

Years ago the number one reason to try something new in diabetes was to benefit the patient. This is what led to new insulins, oral medications and devices like insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. All was going well till the PBM’s got involved. Now it all about what is …

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Aug. 8, 2017

When it comes to diabetes, there seems to be a thousand right ways to get your patients to lose weight. While weight loss is only one component of managing diabetes, it is often the most quoted and hardest to do. This week in Part 4 of our Exclusive Interview with …

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Aug. 5, 2017

Many of us know diabetes professionals who have diabetes and that was a driving force in choosing their profession. If you look on our board of adv isors you will find some of those very professionals. One of them is Dr. Sheri Colberg, who has been working with us for …

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Aug. 1, 2017

This week we have part 3 of our Exclusive Interview from the AACE meeting in Austin. Dr. Karl Nadolsky talks about the value of managing exercise and diet for diabetes care. There is a direct correlation between control and athletic success in patients with diabetes. So this week in Disasters …

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July 29, 2017

Over the years, there has been a lot of publicity and press on the benefits of chromium. It has been touted for weight loss, curing diabetes, lowering cholesterol, and improving testosterone levels. It seems that every few years a new “formula” appears that guarantees results, and many patients have had …

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July 25, 2017

Many times when we least expect it there is a past and present combination in diabetes. This week in our Clinical text we start a discussion on the idea of measuring in vivo insulin. It was back in 1925 when Banting and Best first gave insulin to reduce glucose levels. …

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July 22, 2017

It seems every week the SGLT-2 inhibitors are in the news, one time good and one time bad. Now there is a new study that shows that these products may have the ability to protect the kidneys in patients with type 2 diabetes. Since we have had so many articles …

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