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dave

The kidneys play a big part in controlling blood pressure. In fact, many of the major hypertensive medications have the root of their actions located in the kidneys. Diuretics work there, ACE inhibitors work there, as do the ARB’s, Spironolactone, and Triamterene. Over the past 18-20 months we have been ...

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There are times that patients think that, magically, they start doing things right and their diabetes improves. We have all seen the obese diabetes patient who has started losing weight and feels they are doing well, only to find out that the weight loss is coming from the failure of ...

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January 16, 2016

dave

I was traveling this past week and it seemed that almost every person was wearing some kind of fitness tracking device. As I was going through the Atlanta airport, I watched people checking their devices and commenting on their steps while they were walking underground between terminals. When I sat on the plane, ...

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dave

It has been a few years since Dr. Steven Nissan shook the diabetes world apart with his scathing review of the TZDs, pioglitazone and rosiglitizone. Many professionals blame him for the demise of rosiglitizone and the almost-death of pioglitazone, because of his comments on heart problems caused by the class ...

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January 9, 2016

This week CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is in full swing in Las Vegas. There are over 180,000 attendees, and over the next four days they will look at more than 10,000 displays of products for home, auto, industrial and personal use. When we were there 3 years ago there was one ...

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dave

For thousands of years humans had to adapt to their conditions. We were affected by heat and cold, severe weather events, and times of feast or famine. We became good at adapting to our environments, and our bodies learned mechanisms to carry us through almost any condition. During these millennia ...

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January 2, 2016

dave

Happy New Year! Now that the last leftovers of the holidays are gone and the last big party of the season is over, our patients will make resolutions to eat better, lose weight, exercise more and lower their A1c’s. There will be at least 100 new commercials, YouTube videos, and ...

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dave

When you look at the history of diabetes medication development, it appears every new class of drugs is based on finding a part of the body that is failing or malfunctioning, and then finding a way to rectify it. Insulin came first because that was missing in type one patients. ...

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As we finish up the holiday season and everyone gets ready to set their New Year’s resolutions, there is no doubt that this is the most stressful time of the year. Many of our patients seem to have their worst control around the holidays. This is usually 100% blamed on ...

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dave

There is nothing better than looking back at all the articles for the past year and seeing what you, our readers, liked best. This past year, with the help of our great staff and over 40 PharmD candidates, we were able to deliver more than 1,400 articles, facts, interviews, slide ...

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