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Letter From The Editor

Oct. 4, 2016

There are often times when I don’t know which of the features to select to comment on in the Editor’s Desk. This week is one of those weeks. The topics are diverse, and it is hard to see every subject appealing to every reader. If you are a science person, …

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Oct. 1, 2016

Most of you know that I love to cycle, and many times we bring you information on Team NovoNordisk and how they are doing in the professional cycling world. It is sad to say most of our patients would be hard pressed to get on a bike, much less ride …

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Sept. 27, 2016

This past weekend I attended a CE for medical directors, nursing home administrators and pharmacists. There was a lot of great information focused on taking care of the whole patient. The take-home message resounds in the Homerun Slides we have for you this week. These slides give you the basis …

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Sept. 24, 2016

The standard treatment for uncontrolled uterine bleeding has been emergency care where a woman undergoes transfusion dilatation curettage and then a hysterectomy. This is a severe procedure with a long recovery time and long-lasting complications. Over the past few years, a lot of women have been treated with endometrialhydrothermal ablation, a much less invasive procedure with …

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Sept. 22, 2016

For years many of us have lamented the butchering that Dr. Steven Nissen gave to the TZDs. Part of this came from the extra cardiovascular studies that every manufacturer had to do on new diabetes drugs that came to market. Many of you thought that those studies were useless and …

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Sept. 20, 2016

This past weekend, I presented a talk to Consultant Pharmacists, Directors of Nursing, and Medical Directors in Long Term Care. We were focusing on the team approach to diabetes care and how that has changed over the past couple of years. (Part of that presentation is in this week’s Homerun …

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Sept. 17, 2016

There have been a lot of ideas over the years about making a prodrug to deliver insulin. Most of the attention has been focused on making an oral insulin. Each year we move closer, and just a few weeks ago we had information on our website about the newest of …

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Sept. 15, 2016

Whenever there is a black box warning on a medication, we have a natural hesitation to use in certain patients. Sometimes these warnings have real consequences, and sometimes they may be related to effects from another older drug in the same class. This was certainly the case with the biguanides, …

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Sept. 13, 2016

Many publications take advantage of videos of Key Opinion Leaders in order to share information with their readers. Most of them will also convert the interview to a transcript. Most times a transcript is good when it is technical knowledge, but there are times when the information is more thought-provoking, …

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September 10, 2016

There have always been conversations amongst medical professionals on the best way to get patients to take the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes seriously. Most of these patients have no symptoms and find out by accident when labs are done or they go to a health fair screening. Because the …

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