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Letter From The Editor

Jan. 28, 2017

For the past 15 years, we have been advocates of low carb and ultra low carb diets. We were the first publication to bring you the logic of low carb and have provided years of coverage of Dr. Richard Bernstein’s low carb methods for controlling glucose levels in type 1 …

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Jan. 24, 2017

Many times, we become frustrated with our patients because they just don’t take diabetes seriously. One of the ways that we see this is the lack of refill persistence and medication adherence among these patients. Even with medications that you only have to take once per week, there is a …

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Jan. 21, 2017

It seems that we are finally acknowledging that preventing diabetes is an idea that may be worthwhile. This week, we have a feature about how to predict which children will develop diabetes in their lifetime. This gives us an earlier place to start treating prediabetes. We also can start testing …

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Jan 19, 2017

There are a lot of prescribers who are mixing DPP-4 inhibitors and SGLT-2 inhibitors to manage glucose levels.The recent research showing the value of SGLT-2 inhibitors on cardiovascular outcomes has led this addition to the diabetes mix, especially since cardiovascular disease is greatly increased in diabetes patients. This week, we …

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Jan. 17, 2017

When we explain to a patient how insulin release occurs, we often oversimplify it. We tell them that the release is caused by signals sent to the beta cells when food enters our body. We often add in the “simplicity” of, if you eat the right foods your pancreas will …

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Jan. 14, 2017

This past Thursday, Congress passed a resolution to begin the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. If you remember, many of the candidates, including the president-elect, touted this as their first act if they won the election. Now that they have made the first move, you have to wonder if …

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Jan. 12, 2017

We have had many articles that look at why certain people develop insulin resistance more easily than others. There are many different theories as to why this resistance occurs, but in every case no one has offered a real solution to this problem. In our second special report on the …

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Jan. 10, 2017

Five or six years ago, the widespread advertising of $4 dollar drug programs was in the wheelhouse of every pharmacy, and there were hundreds of drugs on the list. Since then the list has gotten much shorter and the number of pharmacies advertising them has decreased. Part of the reason …

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Jan. 7, 2017

The ADA has announced their new Standards of Care for 2017 and they are taking a more global approach to A1C, CVD and hypoglycemia. When it comes to CVD, there is a bigger push to get patients to improve blood pressure levels. They recommend more widespread use of ARB’s and …

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Jan. 3, 2017

This morning I was listening to my local NPR station, and although they don’t have advertising like a regular station, they do have sponsors. One sponsor, a major vitamin and nutrition company, was making a big deal about new products and new programs for the new year. I knew that …

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