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Aug. 12, 2017

Years ago the number one reason to try something new in diabetes was to benefit the patient. This is what led to new insulins, oral medications and devices like insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. All was going well till the PBM’s got involved. Now it all about what is …

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Aug. 8, 2017

When it comes to diabetes, there seems to be a thousand right ways to get your patients to lose weight. While weight loss is only one component of managing diabetes, it is often the most quoted and hardest to do. This week in Part 4 of our Exclusive Interview with …

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Aug. 5, 2017

Many of us know diabetes professionals who have diabetes and that was a driving force in choosing their profession. If you look on our board of adv isors you will find some of those very professionals. One of them is Dr. Sheri Colberg, who has been working with us for …

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Aug. 1, 2017

This week we have part 3 of our Exclusive Interview from the AACE meeting in Austin. Dr. Karl Nadolsky talks about the value of managing exercise and diet for diabetes care. There is a direct correlation between control and athletic success in patients with diabetes. So this week in Disasters …

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July 29, 2017

Over the years, there has been a lot of publicity and press on the benefits of chromium. It has been touted for weight loss, curing diabetes, lowering cholesterol, and improving testosterone levels. It seems that every few years a new “formula” appears that guarantees results, and many patients have had …

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July 25, 2017

Many times when we least expect it there is a past and present combination in diabetes. This week in our Clinical text we start a discussion on the idea of measuring in vivo insulin. It was back in 1925 when Banting and Best first gave insulin to reduce glucose levels. …

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July 22, 2017

It seems every week the SGLT-2 inhibitors are in the news, one time good and one time bad. Now there is a new study that shows that these products may have the ability to protect the kidneys in patients with type 2 diabetes. Since we have had so many articles …

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July 18, 2017

As a birthday present to myself, I decided to have my genome done and find out about my heritage. I know that both of my parents’ families had immigrated from Minsk, in what is now Belarus, and was once part of the USSR. I was hoping to find out how …

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July 15, 2017

One of the most attended presentations at the ADA Scientific Sessions was a short talk by Mark Espeland, Ph.D. He was focusing on how weight reduction and physical activity can have a positive effect on cognitive function. When our Publisher, Steve Freed, caught up with him, he was surprised to …

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July 11, 2017

Many times we hear our patients complain that they are limited because of their diabetes, and they then start to regress, blaming the disease for everything. Would that be worse if you were a top athlete just coming into your prime? And what if your medical team told you that the sport …

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