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Letter From The Editor

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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Editor’s Desk, DCMS #238

It seems that patients often fall into two categories when they get diagnosed with diabetes. They either get serious and try to do everything to reverse their disease or they just ignore it and figure it will go away. This week our Clinical Mastery Series newsletter looks at both categories. …

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Letter from the Editor, #779

For years we at Diabetes in Control have advocated a lower carbohydrate diet with protein and fat increases to manage diabetes. Over time many mainstream organizations and diabetes care facilities have adjusted their thinking and one of our long term advisory board members, Dr. Richard Bernstein, is no longer ostracized …

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Letter from the Editor, #778

In the state of Florida there is a law in the statehouse to give drug prescribing privileges to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Supporters of the bill say there is an acute shortage of prescribers in many areas which prevents patients from getting care. This could be attributed to the …

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