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Letter From The Editor

Oct. 10, 2020

When Steve and I first started Diabetes in Control we tried to attend every conference and speak to every thought leader we could find. Back then pharmacists did not garner a lot of respect from endocrinologists, and often we were blown off for every interview. There were a few who …

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Oct. 6, 2020

If you pick up any technology related medical journal or magazine, you can’t go more than a dozen pages before you find the first article or study about the use of AI (artificial intelligence). It seems that almost every medical specialty is taking advantage of the billions of split second …

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Oct. 3, 2020

A lot of people have stayed away from gyms over the past 6 months, and many have had to adapt their exercise regimens. Some of our patients are now returning to the gym and are wanting to build back the muscle they have lost. Too many times, patients will think …

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Sept. 29, 2020

When we add medications for our patients, our focus is usually directed by such things as A1C, Time in Range, maximum highs and the like. However, when we add these medications we don’t see a noticeable difference in the aforementioned parameters. A good example of how adding medications that don’t …

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Sept. 26, 2020

For years a high body mass index or obesity has been associated with pancreatic cancer, and diabetes has also been seen as an indicator of a greater propensity for developing pancreatic cancer. With these two factors in mind, common logic would say that if your diabetes patient loses weight their …

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Sept. 22, 2020

For the past 6 months, we have heard how patients with diabetes have an increased risk of getting COVID-19, and how the symptoms will be much worse, and diabetes patients are at increased risk for death, from COVID-19 complications. Now there are a group of medical professionals who feel that …

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Sept. 19, 2020

Imagine if you had a dollar for every time a patient came to your office with the holy grail to cure their diabetes. While you could probably retire off of all those dollars, you probably noticed that every time they show you the cure, it will start working “soon,” and …

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Sept. 15, 2020

Sometimes things will happen for no apparent reason, and then suddenly there is justification for a decision made. We were at Sam’s Club yesterday and for some reason I picked up a bottle of Vitamin D from the nutritional aisle. Maybe it was because it had been raining all day …

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Sept. 12, 2020

When we see children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to start therapy, we often are hesitant to go full bore because of the chance for a honeymoon period where their pancreas begins to produce insulin again. Although this honeymoon period is often short-lived, the risk of hypoglycemia is …

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Sept. 8, 2020

When I was actively doing diabetes classes, one thing that I tried to insist on was to get the patient’s entire family to attend an education session. I found that I could get part of the family most of the time. I also found if I could do it during …

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