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Letter from the Editor #652

As we try to address the burgeoning problem of diabetes worldwide, studies dealing with food choices or physical activity always catch our attention. We want to take advantage of the results and apply them to patients regardless of whether the study participants even have diabetes. Even if the trial has only …

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Letter from the Editor #651

This week week the FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee recommended that degludec, Novo’s new long acting insulin, be approved for use in the United States. There was a lot of the usual fuss about CV studies that seems to go along with with every new diabetes drug, but this …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #109: Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is always on every medical professional’s mind when they think about using insulin. It doesn’t really matter if the patient has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or is well-controlled or out of control. As long as they are on insulin there is the risk of hypoglycemia. This week’ …

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Letter from the Editor #650

Last week CMS finally issued guidelines temporarily increasing primary-care physician payments from Medicaid. The new Medicaid Rule (click here for the complete PDF) which implements a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, details the extent and target of the increase, which takes effect in January and lasts through …

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Letter from the Editor, #649

As part of our education program for diabetes patients we encourage them to do multiple small things which can promote weight loss and healthier living. A couple of examples we’ve given here include adding protein to breakfast, and beans or lentils to each meal which helps patients feel fuller and …

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Editor’s Note DCMS #107

Over the past few weeks we have been sharing excerpts from Diabetic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Clinical Management on how to manage diabetic ketoacidosis in adults, and you have made this series one of the most read ever.  This week we are excited to bring you a fifth Clinical Text excerpt …

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Letter from the Editor #648

I have spent the past 10 weeks criss-crossing the country talking to pharmacy groups about the value pharmacists add to the care of hypertension through MTM (medication therapy management). Many Part D providers have established their own telephonic MTM departments and these pharmacists work with patients on an individual basis. Last …

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