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Letter from the Editor #500

Today marks a milestone as Steve and I offer you Issue 500! For almost 10 years we have been providing you with the best in diabetes news, products and tools. We have grown from a newsletter for 26 pharmacists to a source of news for over 115,000 medical professionals in ...

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Letter from the Editor #499

Steve, Andrew and I just spent three informative days in Las Vegas at the mid-year sessions of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. There was a lot of information about the use of insulin in the hospital and how to avoid the pitfalls of hypoglycemia. There were numerous talks ...

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Letter from the Editor #498

Four weeks ago I gave you some information on the IDF’s new guidelines on glucose monitoring and how best to use this tool. This week Item #1 brings us comments by leading European diabetes experts led by Professor Oliver Schnell from the Diabetes Research Institute in Munich. Together they published ...

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Letter from the Editor #497

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, with family and friends. As Steve and I were talking over the weekend we got into a discussion about people’s concern for their health between now and the first of the year. People get ready for the onslaught of food and parties in different ...

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Letter from the Editor #496

I was reading a pharmacy journal last week and was surprised to find that Medco Health Solutions, the pharmacy benefit manager, was going to study how the genetic makeup of patients affects the efficacy of drugs. It seemed a little odd that a benefits manger was going to enroll 14,000 ...

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Letter from the Editor #495

This week the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) came out with some new guidelines on the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) for non-insulin using patients. (See Item #2.) Their new guidelines talk about how SMBG should be considered at the time of diagnosis but only used when patients, their ...

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Letter from the Editor #494

Only seven weeks to go!! Now that we are in November there are less than two months to go until our Medicare part D patients get their new program and they can get back out of the “donut hole.” We really need to make an effort to help them stay ...

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Letter from the Editor #493

Remember that DPPS trial that was completed years ago, and showed that modest lifestyle changes could prevent the onset of diabetes? Now an extention of that study, the DPPOS, has proven that A Decade Later, Lifestyle Changes or Metformin Still Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk. In fact this extension showed ...

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Letter from the Editor #492

I was having a conversation with a group of interns and residents last week and we were talking about diabetes and obesity. One of the older residents who has children made the case that because of safety issues our kids get driven everywhere. She pointed out that when she was ...

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Letter from the Editor #491

Have you ever experienced the “Diabetes Déjà Vu Factor”? Last week it was in Santa Monica, this week in Boston, both times limo drivers, both times diabetes, both times they did not know what to do. I got into the limo in Boston to run some errands and the conversation turned ...

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