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Nov. 11, 2017

Have you ever told your child to do something right one time, and then they did it correctly forever? If you are like most of us, that never happens. Yet this week CMS announced that they were applying this concept to diabetes education for Medicare age patients with an A1c of …

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Nov. 7, 2017

Our publisher got a chance to sit down with Dr Aaron Vinik at a recent AACE meeting. For those of you who have been following our publication for the past 18 years, you have seen Dr. Vinik’s name repeatedly. He was one of the first “legends in diabetes” to have …

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Nov. 4, 2017

Over the years we have heard that there are more than two types of diabetes. In fact we have carried articles in the past stating that Alzheimer’s is really a form of diabetes. These monikers often disappear in a short time period and are forgotten. This week we bring you …

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Oct. 31, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we were starting an in depth clinical look at Metabolomics. In part one we started getting into the definitions of the science and the effects this has on insulin resistance and and diabetes. Part two added more information, and now in part three we start to look at …

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Oct. 28, 2017

The use of GLP-1 agonists just got easier. For the past couple of years, if your patient’s formulary paid for Trulicity, they had an easy time administering their dose. Adherence was improved because no mixing was necessary and you didn’t have to stare at the needle. Now Bydureon joins the …

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Oct. 24, 2017

It is not unusual for many of us to begin to take things about diabetes for granted and forget to share some information with our patients. After showing many people how to use an insulin pen, medical professionals often will forget little things like taking the cap off of the …

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Oct 21, 2017

This week insulin takes a front row in treating diabetes with the information on a new super rapid insulin. This insulin, discussed in this week’s item 2,  gives flexibility at meal time that has been lacking for a lot of patients. Also, as Animas leaves the insulin pump market, a …

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Oct 17, 2017

There was a time when diabetes was defined as a simple lack of insulin, and when 14 year old Leonard Thompson received the first injection of insulin as a treatment for type 1 diabetes in Toronto, Ontario, on January 11, 1922,  supposedly the cure was found. We know almost 100 …

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Oct. 14, 2017

When I made the move from retail pharmacist to diabetes educator I had the opportunity to spend more time with patients and clinicians. Often the prescribers would express their frustration because they would constantly add on more medications with no improvement in results. Whenever I heard this frustration I would …

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Oct 12, 2017

When we talk about children and young adults and type 1 diabetes, we often put most of our focus on preventing hypoglycemia. This is likely the one symptom of diabetes that keeps many patients and their parents from reaching the prescribed target. Part of this occurs because of the child’s irregular …

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