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Letter From The Editor

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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dave

Happy holidays to every one of you this week, and hope you have some time to enjoy the season. Oftentimes we assume that our patients who are involved with healthcare take good care of themselves, and know exactly what they are doing, However, as we see in this week’s diabetes ...

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December 19, 2015

dave

This time of the year always causes Steve and me to reflect on how lucky we are to be able to have been part of you and your patients’ lives for over 16 years. We are thankful to those of you who supported us when we were 2 pharmacists sharing our ...

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dave

I have always felt that if my patients used artificial sweeteners there had to be a net positive effect on their diabetes and glucose levels. I felt this way in spite of the often overly-hyped small studies to the contrary. However, based on a discussion with a CDE Dietitian from ...

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dave

56% of all diabetes patients also take medications for cholesterol and hypertension. That is an indication of why diabetes has so many complications; many are related to cardiovascular disease and many of those patients end up seeing a cardiologist. This is why we are pleased to introduce to you our new ...

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December 12, 2015

dave

We are 5 weeks away from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There will be over 170,000 people in attendance, and the total exhibit space covers over 7 square miles. Most everyone will want to see the biggest and best TVs, or the new cellphones, or the amazing things that are being ...

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dave

Last week I was watching football and it seems like there is a real advantage for teams who can switch easily between the running and passing games, proving that 2 offenses are better than one. The same appears to be true in diabetes care, and this month our SGLT-2 inhibitor ...

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dave

Steve and I have been providing you with this newsletter for the past 16 years. We have added a great staff to turn out what we consider to be the best source of diabetes information available. During these 16 years we have been able to see what you, our readers, ...

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December 5, 2015

21, 28, 30, 90. What do these numbers mean? For many of us they are the number of days before leftover insulin has to be thrown away. As a pharmacist it often amazes me what patients think they should do. If you need the quick answer for your patients be ...

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dave

When we talk about the causes of diabetes we know it is not just one thing; in fact the Ominous Octet is a phrase that is often used to describe the defects that play a role in diabetes. The first and most well-known of these is insulin resistance. In fact ...

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