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Letter from the Editor #488

Sep 30, 2009

This week, the word “pancreatitis” is back in the news, as the FDA suspects that Merck & Co., Inc.’s blockbuster diabetes drug Januvia may be linked to serious cases of pancreatitis. Although many leading endocrinologists including Steve Edelman and Ralph DeFronzo have previously told us that patients with diabetes are twice as likely to develop pancreatitis even without medication, the FDA looked at patients starting Januvia or Janumet and stated there was a temporal relationship that warranted further study. See Item #3 to learn more.



AAACN working with Diabetes in Control Newsletter to Educate Members


Diabetes in Control is pleased to announce a special affiliation with the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) to share the latest information on diabetes advancements and education with its members. We also encourage you to review the resources and opportunities AAACN has to offer here: American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN)

On October 22, 2009, AAACN will offer a live audio teleseminar, “Evidence Based Strategies that Improved the Performance of Proper Diabetic Foot Examinations in Primary Care Clinics.” Register at www.aaacn.org.


Pamela Grimberg, University of Florida College of Pharmacy Doctoral Candidate, recently read the new book about starting insulin, I’m Taking Insulin, Now What?, written by Andrew S. Rhinehart, and has a review for you.


dLife Oct. 3, 2009 — Diabetes Etiquette
Minding your manners over diabetes — how to teach your friends and family boundaries that keep everyone happy. Then, Chef Michel Nischan serves up a diabetes-friendly Italian classic, and dLife visits “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews. Sundays on CNBC at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT

TCOYD Diabetes Conference, October 10, 2009 in Santa Clara, CA
Join the “Taking Control of Your Diabetes” staff and enjoy a whole day of learning about your diabetes. TCOYD will be in Santa Clara, California, on Oct. 10, 2009.  Just go to www.TCOYD.com and register.



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Check out this week’s “Test Your Diabetes Knowledge” question.

Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief