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Letter From The Editor

July 4, 2017

As we come to celebrate our nation’s birthday, there are a lot of issues that need to be solved: healthcare coverage, defense issues, trade policies, and the like. One good thing is that gas prices are at an all-time low, and so many more people are expected to be traveling. …

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July 1, 2017

It is not how often you take your glucose, but rather when you take your glucose reading, that makes the biggest difference. For many years the standard of care has been for an orally medicated patient to check their glucose when they first get up in the morning. Two things occur …

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June 27, 2017

I had the good fortune of attending a Children with Diabetes conference some 10 years ago at Disney World in Orlando. During this conference, many of the kids had been keeping their insulin in their room refrigerators. One morning, some of the kids woke to find their insulin either frozen …

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June 24, 2017

There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to cover everything that we got to see at the recent Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Since the ADA draws in scientists and researchers from around the world, it is the number-one place to present new findings both good and bad. In …

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June 20, 2017

Now that the hot weather is upon all of us, the loss of minerals while perspiring is higher than any time during the year. As cyclists, both Steve and I know the importance of keeping certain minerals in the body to keep from cramping and to reduce pain while increasing …

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June 17, 2017

This is our first week back from ADA, and Steve and Joy did a fantastic job getting to the best of the best in the diabetes world. Instead of going old school and focusing on the usual thought leaders, they tried to find the new thinkers and ideas that are …

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June 13, 2017

We often spend a lot of time looking for more ways for our patients to burn energy if they are overweight and use less energy if they are lean. This seems like a simple process of food in, energy out, but it never seems easy when we work on the …

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June 10, 2017

This week marks the start of the diabetes research reporting season, as the ADA Scientific Sessions began yesterday in San Diego. This is the number 1 go-to conference for new research and products focused on improving patient care. Our Medical  Editor, Joy Pape, and Publisher, Steve Freed, are there to …

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June 6, 2017

 When most of us think of a diabetes disaster, we think of severe hypoglycemia or the loss of a limb or failure of the kidneys; a devastating experience. But more than likely, the worst  disaster is the diagnosis of type one diabetes. How do you explain to a child that …

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June 3, 2017

Whenever a TV doctor or “fitness expert” comes on TV with the next miracle weight loss exercise program, they always have a disclaimer that “you should see your healthcare professional before starting this or any exercise program.” I am not sure if it is a liability issue for the network …

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