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Letter from the Editor, #775

It is amazing how things have changed in the way we work with diabetes patients. In the office this week I was seeing some patients for individual counseling, and as we were talking about food choices I kept hearing one comment over and over: “This is not what they taught ...

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #234

"Heloderma suspectum" is the buzz phrase this week. It turns out that he is a cousin of Martin, the green lizard of Geico fame, and was the first reptile to make using incretins in diabetes therapy possible. This class has changed the ideas we previously had about diabetes management and ...

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Letter from the Editor, #774

It is time to get out your wallets and take out the big bills that you have hiding in the back. Why do you need to do this? Because the cost of poor diabetes care is growing larger every day. For years we have known that patients with diabetes cost more ...

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #233

About a year ago one of my pharmacist colleagues called me and was complaining about his blood glucose levels. At the age of 37 he had developed diabetes and was placed on metformin. His glucose improved and he went on a wellness program. After three months he had not lost ...

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Letter from the Editor, #773

The most frequently asked questions in our diabetes classes have to do with drinking sodas. This usually occurs when we are talking about carbohydrate counting. The comments made usually revolves around artificial sweeteners and cancer or that using artificial sweeteners makes you crave more sugar. The first one seems to be ...

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #232

Last week in our main newsletter we shared our latest one-page handout for helping diabetes patient with food recommendations. Many of you commented on the numbers we chose and how we proposed to get there. This week our Clinical Text looks at how controlling the macronutrient, carbohydrates, can improve glucose ...

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Letter from the Editor, #772

Thirty grams of protein seems to be the magic number for breakfast as seen in this week’s Item #1, when we are talking about improving glucose levels and weight. This study goes along with others that point to to the need for high protein breakfasts for all our patients. Four ...

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GLP-1 Analogs Special Edition, March 2015

We are rapidly approaching the ten year anniversary of the entrance of GLP-1 analogs into the diabetes marketplace. It all started with exenatide and most medical professionals we interviewed back then did not believe that clinicians or patients would use an injectable unless they had to. Fast forward ten years ...

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #231

We have always been very focused here at Diabetes in Control on the value of physical activity for the prevention of diabetes and reduction of obesity. We offer apps for your patients and we even have our own physical activity guru, Dr. Sheri Colberg. The reason that we do all ...

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