Tuesday , February 20 2018
Home / Letter From The Editor (page 60)

Letter From The Editor

Letter from the Editor #672

This past week I was in the DC area talking to physicians about patient-centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s). Much of the conversation revolved around Medicare and Medicaid plans and patients. As we were talking about opportunities for the future the conversation turned toward working directly with companies …

Read More »

Editor’s Note, DCMS #131

Over the last seven weeks over 50% of the Diabetes Disasters Averted we have presented to you revolved around insulin errors. Our typical incident involves a medical professional finding an error just before it does severe harm to a patient. It makes total sense for every one of these disasters …

Read More »

Letter from the Editor #671

Our newly diagnosed patients receive so much information from friends, family, and the internet that they become desensitized to having diabetes and what that means in real terms. This overload of information and long list of do’s and don’ts can be blamed for many patients just giving up before they …

Read More »

Editor’s Note, DCMS #130

About three quarters of our diabetes patients have dyslipidemia and elevated triglycerides, along with high insulin resistance and an increased risk of CAD. Our Clinical Text from Joslin looks at this problem and also answers the question of whether improving glucose control can impact lipid control. Many of the dyslipidemic …

Read More »

Letter from the Editor #670

Last November our intern Andre McMahon put together a good article on How the Liver Affects Insulin and Vice Versa: Part 1 Carbohydrate Metabolism with his insights into carbohydrate metabolism. This week he has Part 2, How Obesity and Lipid Metabolism play into how the Liver Affects Insulin and Vice Versa. …

Read More »

Editor’s Note, DCMS #129

One of the most often mentioned and least understood acronyms in diabetes is HOMA. We see this four letter abbreviation used in almost every diabetes study and evaluation but exactly what is HOMA or Homeostatic Model Assessment? This week one of our graduated interns Melanie Aganon, PharmD, delivers a practical explanation in …

Read More »

Letter from the Editor #669

Last week I asked all of you to contact your legislator about Senate Bill S1468 the Medicare Diabetes Self-Management Training Act of 2011 and the corresponding House of Representatives Bill HR2787. Not being one to ask you do do something that I wouldn’t I contacted my representatives about signing on …

Read More »

Editor’s Note, DCMS #128

We constantly talk to our diabetes patients about complications due to microvascular damage caused by elevated glucose levels. Nerve damage in the extremities and reduced kidney function are two we often speak about. However, only in recent years have we begun to understand the magnitude and implications of the association between …

Read More »

Letter from the Editor #668:

This week we are sharing a plea from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) for medical professionals and diabetes patients to urge members of Congress to pass the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act. This act calls for the the creation of a commission to identify gaps in care. (See …

Read More »