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Letter From The Editor

Jan. 17, 2017

dave

When we explain to a patient how insulin release occurs, we often oversimplify it. We tell them that the release is caused by signals sent to the beta cells when food enters our body. We often add in the “simplicity” of, if you eat the right foods your pancreas will ...

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Jan. 14, 2017

dave

This past Thursday, Congress passed a resolution to begin the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. If you remember, many of the candidates, including the president-elect, touted this as their first act if they won the election. Now that they have made the first move, you have to wonder if ...

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Jan. 12, 2017

dave

We have had many articles that look at why certain people develop insulin resistance more easily than others. There are many different theories as to why this resistance occurs, but in every case no one has offered a real solution to this problem. In our second special report on the ...

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Jan. 10, 2017

dave

Five or six years ago, the widespread advertising of $4 dollar drug programs was in the wheelhouse of every pharmacy, and there were hundreds of drugs on the list. Since then the list has gotten much shorter and the number of pharmacies advertising them has decreased. Part of the reason ...

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Jan. 7, 2017

dave

The ADA has announced their new Standards of Care for 2017 and they are taking a more global approach to A1C, CVD and hypoglycemia. When it comes to CVD, there is a bigger push to get patients to improve blood pressure levels. They recommend more widespread use of ARB’s and ...

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Jan. 3, 2017

dave

This morning I was listening to my local NPR station, and although they don’t have advertising like a regular station, they do have sponsors. One sponsor, a major vitamin and nutrition company, was making a big deal about new products and new programs for the new year. I knew that ...

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Dec. 31, 2016

dave

The bowl games have already started, the new year has been rung in, and now it is time to get back to work and help our patients. The top 4 teams in college football are paired up for the NCAA Football championship, and one of them will definitely be proclaimed ...

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Dec. 27, 2016

dave

When we publish clinical information most of the time it is a study where the parameters are closely controlled. This means that often the human factor is not included in the results. These human factors could be as simple as missing a dose, but even more likely these problems are ...

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Dec. 24, 2016

dave

Over the past year we have provided you with over 850 articles, interviews, best products, snippets of knowledge, tests of knowledge, and educational videos. Each and every week our staff looks over the latest and greatest in diabetes care, and we select what we think you will be most interested ...

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Dec. 20, 2016

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Diabetes In Control. Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick, from the  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, was chosen president of the American College of Endocrinology this past year and played a big role in new Joint A1c recommendations. He has been chatting ...

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