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Letter from the Editor, #796

Often when a diabetes patient goes out of the house, they have a whole backpack full of stuff, including meters, strips, lancets, glucose tabs, insulin pens or extra pump sets, a cell phone and maybe a CGMS device. Keeping up with their bag of diabetes supplies can be a burden …

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Letter from the Editor, #795

This week we have lots of information for you. We continue to see the value of individualizing diabetes care for every patient and there is no better way to show you this than to share a couple of interviews I had this week at the U.S. Pro Challange Bike Race. …

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Letter from the Editor, #794

There are some diabetes patients who push the limits on living a normal life, and even go beyond normal to the extreme. They push their bodies to achievements that even the best euglycemic patient can only dream of coming close to. One group of these diabetes athletes rides for Team …

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Letter from the Editor, #793

Sometimes it seems that we get our priorities screwed up. Earlier in the week, I had to teach a patient how to dose NPH and Regular insulin to manage their diabetes. This does not seem like much except this patient has been well-controlled for at least five years on an …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #252

As soon as we see a person who has diabetes, we decide that hypertension will be a problem. In fact about 74% of diabetes patients do have elevated blood pressure levels. The problem with this is that often we put type 1 patients in that group even though the research …

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Letter from the Editor, #792

Ever since we were at the ADA meeting in Boston, there has been a lot of buzz about the artificial pancreas and how great it will be. We have even provided you with exclusive interviews with the lead researchers. When we talk to prescribers and thought leaders, we often hear …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #251

  Today I got to see a referral in an Endo’s office. The patient had been referred by the primary care physician because he was on high dose Lantus and not in control. I asked my intern what she recommended and the suggestion came back meal-time insulin, but the patient …

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Letter from the Editor, #791

If you get diabetes when you are 60 years old, the odds of developing kidney disease in your lifetime is low. However, if you are diagnosed when you are in your 30s or 40s, the risk is increased, and the likelihood of needing dialysis is greatly increased. This week, we …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #250

The drug reps for DPP-4 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists, and various insulins have been having a field day talking to prescribers about the possible cardiovascular effects of SGLT-2 inhibitors. This along with the relatively small risk of UTI’s has possibly caused some of our readers to shy away from the whole …

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