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Letter From The Editor

Jan. 25, 2020

This week we have an interesting report from the Indiana Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Trial showing the long-term value of low carbohydrate diets on diabetes, with multiple patients over multiple years. Since we know many of you advise this kind of program for your patients, we realized that managing a …

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Jan. 21, 2020

Day after day we tell our at-risk patients to lower their carbohydrate consumption to help avoid diabetes. Our thought process is to reduce the workload on the pancreas and decrease insulin resistance. However, this may not be the most important reason to reduce carbohydrates. Our intern, Sandra Zaki, PharmD Candidate, …

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Jan. 18, 2020

The phrase “If I had a dollar for every time….I would be a millionaire” is used often these days, and nowhere has it been more true than when talking about a cure for diabetes. A quick search on our website shows over 100 articles written about a cure for diabetes. …

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Jan. 14, 2020

I was speaking with our intern Usif Darwish, PharmD Candidate, Florida A&M University, about the causes of type 1 diabetes, and he focused on autoimmune problems destroying the beta cells. He wondered out loud if using an autoimmune blocking drug would prevent diabetes in relatives of patients already diagnosed. As …

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Jan. 11, 2020

I recently had our intern Nour Salhab, Pharm.D. Candidate, USF College of Pharmacy, take a look at the latest information comparing DPP-4 inhibitors with SGLT-2 inhibitors. I had asked her to see if there was enough evidence to cause you, our readers, to choose one over the other. She delivered …

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Jan. 7, 2020

I am attending a conference this week and I got to watch some cable TV. I saw a commercial for a new video exercise device that was circular in shape and you held it like a steering wheel. This device evidently is one of the new exercise devices that combine …

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Jan. 4, 2020

I am going to share with you the new 2020 healthy person program. Millions of people follow this program each and every new year with the same results. 12/24… .I only have a week left before I am starting my new health plan to lower my weight, cholesterol and blood …

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Dec. 31, 2019

Last week we let you know that one of our most read articles for 2019 was about the use of CGM. The benefits in that article were overwhelming, and now medical researchers are taking the use to a new level. Nour Salhab, Pharm.D. Candidate, USF College of Pharmacy, has found …

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Dec. 28, 2019

You can tell it is getting close to the new year because every day my email is full of announcements from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. 12 years ago, there was not even a single health related display. Now fitness monitors, sleep monitors, ECG’s and BP monitors, glucose …

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Dec. 24, 2019

This is the time of year when news slows down and Editors struggle to put newsletters together, so you often get reruns of what the editorial staff liked best. We do things a little different. We figure the best articles are the ones you read the most, not what Steve, …

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