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Letter from the Editor: ADA Preview

Jun 23, 2011

Airfares are at an astronomical level this year, hotels in San Diego cost more to stay in than the national debt of most major countries, and we know that many of you can’t get away for 4 or 5 days anyway to attend the 71st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

This year, Steve, Andrew and the entire staff are making an all-out effort to give you the best information on all that goes on in San Diego. Steve has worked very closely with his sources to get some of this information for you even before the attendees get a chance to see it. We will have the latest on Vitamin D (See this week’s Item #2) as well as how the use of a drug indicated for type 2 can help type 1 patients manage their glucose levels (See this week’s Item #7). But that is only the beginning of our multi-week coverage.

We will bring you the latest in slides on Tuesday in our weekly Diabetes Clinical Mastery newsletter and on Thursday, we’ll bring you the news hot off the press on GLP-1 analogs for Issue #4 of our special series on this ground-breaking therapy. Then, look forward to next week when we will have had time to look over 500 presentations, abstracts and posters to give you a wrap-up of everything that is anything at this year’s ADA.




dLife.com: June 26, 7PM ET on CNBC

Topics: One of the country’s largest health organizations conducts a groundbreaking study on how media can improve diabetes control. Also, how hormones help and hinder diabetes. Sundays on CNBC at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT. Catch up on dLife.com.

The 5th Annual Diabetes Forum Monday, June 27, 2011, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Relax and rock out! Close Concerns/diaTribe & TCOYD invite you to join us for some spectacular learning and camaraderie on your last night in San Diego this June. Enjoy cocktails & no-holds-barred discussions with lots of audience Q&A, all benefiting Taking Control Of Your Diabetes.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief