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Letter From The Editor

January 2, 2016

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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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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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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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

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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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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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

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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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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