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Editor’s Note, DCMS #242

We often threaten our patients with the complications of diabetes to try to get them to work on their diabetes. Kidney failure and dialysis are the most scary ones that we can talk about. But what happens when we finally have to start a patient on dialysis? This week our …

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Letter from the Editor, #782

Steve and I got a chance to talk to Edward Damiano, PhD, from Boston University about his work on the "Bionic Pancreas" while we were at the recent AACE meeting in Nashville. We have all seen a lot of information using CGMS and an insulin pump to automatically adjust insulin …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #241

We have been at the AACE meeting in Nashville, and the information presented was overwhelming to say the least. Between Steve, Joy, and I we interviewed over 40 thought leaders, practitioners, and researchers so that we can bring you the best of their knowledge. Rather than rush these top professionals, …

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Letter from the Editor, #781

Steve, Joy and I are spending our time at the 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Conference of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in Nashville, Tennessee. We have spent four days reviewing posters and interviewing the top researchers and practitioners in order to bring you the latest information. We will …

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Editor’s Desk, DCMS #240

When I am discussing the value of physical activity with patients I will often start bending my left ring finger repeatedly and tell the patients that, "I can lower glucose just by doing this. However it is a small muscle and it will take a lot of repetitions." The goal …

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Letter from the Editor, #780

On April 16, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. This law does away with the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for Medicare payments for patient care, which was designed to hold down spending and consistently reduce physician payments. Under the new law, …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #239

Usually, when a patient has a side effect from a diabetes drug, medical professionals find that the patient never wants to use the medication again. For years, we have seen older patients who say they have a penicillin allergy and won’t allow us to prescribe any related drug even though …

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