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Tuesday , June 19 2018
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Letter From The Editor

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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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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November 28, 2015

Those of us in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving this week. One of the things the DIC team has to be thankful for is our wonderful readers. We’re grateful for your loyal readership and especially for the great feedback and content, like our weekly Disasters Averted stories, you send us. We …

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When you do the math, 95% of all diabetes patients have type 2. This does not mean that we should ignore type 1 patients when looking at psychological problems; in fact, most of the information on these problems deals with type 1 patients. These problems can include development of diabetes, …

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November 21, 2015

Diabetes educators often have mixed emotions about the use of artificially sweetened food products. On the one hand the reduction of glucose-raising sweeteners offers our patients a way to enjoy the tastes they like and still reduce calorie and carb consumption. On the flip side we often wonder if these …

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Oftentimes patients are told, “We can give you a pill or a shot for your diabetes, and they do the same thing.” You know that they are referring to GLP-1 analogs and DPP-4 inhibitors. Since these medications have similar effects, this comparison often happens. However, this is not even close …

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Younger and Older are two words that have a lot to do with the psychological effects of diabetes. We are all seeing patients being diagnosed at a Younger age, and these patients experience more problems as they become Older, due to the years of diabetes. This length of disease can …

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November 14, 2015

Oftentimes we are challenged to start a patient with prediabetes on a diabetes drug. We never are sure if that is the right thing to do. This week, we have the results of a 3-year study using the active ingredient in a popular diabetes drug in patients who have not …

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When we have insulin-using diabetes patients, we sometimes fall into the trap of thinking the patient knows as much as we do and has become an expert in their own care. This usually leads to problems that appear to be severe, but can be broken down into simple solutions. With …

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