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March 30, 2019

In the last couple of weeks I have been bombarded by ads from CE companies on weight loss programs. Intermittent fasting, keto, low fat, high fat, low carb, low calorie and more. Seems like every “expert” has positive proof that their method works. And you know what, they are all …

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March 26, 2019

Sometimes our obsession with clinically proven data can get in the way of patient care. We can see that this week in an article about the official indication for the dual SGLT-1/2 inhibitor sotagliflozin. To find out what our patients may end up missing, check out our article #2. Dave …

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March 23, 2019

This week we focus on cardiovascular health in two of our articles. Our two interns, Dahlia Elimairi and Ghazal Blair, wanted to focus on cardiovascular health because for so many of our patients this will be their most important focus to living a long life. We look at how large …

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March 19, 2019

Whether you believe in global warming or not one thing is for sure: fungi, bacteria and viruses that were frozen in the Ice Age are starting to thaw out at both of the polar ice caps and previously tundra areas. The question is, are they still active, will they come …

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March 16, 2019

Metformin was approved in Canada in 1972, but did not receive approval by the FDA for type 2 diabetes until 1994, this because its sister drug phenformin happened to kill people. Although it took us 22 years to get approval we have certainly used enough in the past 25 years to make up for it. …

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March 12, 2019

Years ago, we only had a couple of drugs for diabetes and we wanted more. Then, in the past 10 years, we have had an explosion of drugs and you can bet there are more coming soon. This week, Joy Pape sits down with Jeffery Emmick from Eli Lilly to …

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March 9, 2019

Thanks to everyone who asked for more information on the “sartan” contamination recall. Some of you asked how this happened, a few wanted to know the science behind it, and almost everybody wanted to know how the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA were going to fix it. With those comments …

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March 5, 2019

Last week, we had some information on the Da Qing Diabetes study, and I mentioned the problem with availability of the most popular ARB’s. Many of you asked for more information and we are completing a special report on what is going on and some possible solutions. Look to our …

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March 2, 2019

This week Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM has an interesting feature on exercise and glucose levels. In her in-depth review she presents concepts that may change how you advise your patients on eating before during and after exercise. One of the things that we often do is discount the consumption …

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Feb. 26, 2019

This week we have an interesting post-hoc article on the results of the Da Qing Diabetes study. This retrospective examination looks at how hypertension increases the risk for diabetes and how that in turn increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. There are great details that make this article worth reading, …

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