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June 26, 2018

Joy and Steve just returned from the ADA Scientific Sessions in Orlando, and over the next few weeks, you will have the chance to find out what they and our other reporters learned. For a little teaser, our Medical Editor, Joy Pape, shares her experiences with the recommendation and use …

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June 23, 2018

The ADA Scientific sessions are underway in Orlando and Steve Freed and Joy Pape, along with our two interns Kaytie and Kennen, and guest Michele Laine, ARNP, CDE, are there to cover all the latest in diabetes, and interview the thought leaders on where diabetes care is and where it …

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June 19, 2018

A few weeks ago we were  discussing DNA testing and the value this will have in medication choices. This week Steve shares an interview he had with Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick on a topic similar to our DNA discussion as they work their way through transcultural endocrinology and how this new way of …

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June 16, 2018

On June 4th the 2018 Apple WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) took place. This is the meeting where Apple shows us the future for all their products. New hardware, software and apps are introduced by both Apple and developers. There were a couple of interesting apps that were shown that …

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June 12, 2018

This week, our Clinical Text discusses both loss of beta cell function and beta cell mass, and how granulation can mask loss of mass. The interesting thing about this week’s installment is the overwhelming evidence that treating to a goal A1c is not the most important thing for a type …

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June 9, 2018

We have an interesting article and interview on the value of intermittent fasting and how this technique may prevent diabetes. Most professionals, myself included, felt that patients lost weight and had better glucose levels because theyate less. But I have some first hand evidence that matches up with what you …

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June 5, 2018

While we have been discussing Beta Cell Mass and Function in our clinic text, most of the conversation has been around insulin and what effects the destruction of Beta Cells has on insulin secretion and uptake. There are other hormones that come into play, and are affected even if they …

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June 2, 2018

I recently got to ride in the Hincapie Grand Fondo in Chattanooga, TN. ( Click here to see ride.) This ride covered 82 miles and 6,000 feet of climbing and I was on the bike for just over 6 hours. According to the stats I burned about 3,800 calories. Part …

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May 29, 2018

I am sitting at my desk and am reading this week’s interview with Dr. George Bakris. He was talking about the best resting heart rate, so I decided to check mine, and it was 61. Earlier today, I got a ride in between the rains and into the wind. I …

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May 26, 2018

Regardless of your political leanings, there is no doubt that there is a lot of miscommunication and false truths concerning the new drug pricing reform plan. The biggest message seems to be “it is a work in progress”! This week Kennen Munoz Munoz, our current Pharm. D. Candidate from LECOM …

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