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Letter from the Editor #639: Telephonic Management of Diabetes

Aug 16, 2012

I have been traveling for the past two weeks to talk to pharmacists about the "Impact of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) on Hypertension Control and Adherence," and will have the opportunity to share this information with over 25 different groups by the end of September. Part of this presentation discusses the success of telephonic management of diabetes and hypertension by pharmacists and how MTM is spreading beyond Medicare to include Self-Insureds and Commercial Plans. This week we have an article from Clyde B. Schechter, M.D., at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine showing that Phone Intervention is also Cost-Effective for Glycemic Control.

Be sure to check out this week’s Special GLP-1 Test Your Knowledge question, prepared by our current PharmD candidate from the University of Florida, Richard Aramini, and see if you can get the correct answer. 


Announcements: August 19, 7PM ET on CNBC

Topics: dLife follows psychologist, filmmaker, and type 1 adventurer Dr. Jonny White as he travels down the coast of Africa by bicycle. Also, the story on nighttime eating syndrome; Dr. Nat Strand with shoe shopping tips; and Jim Turner swaps low stories. Sundays on CNBC at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT. Catch up on

TCOYD CME Conference, Missoula, Montana, Saturday, September 8, 2012

The TCOYD Continuing Medical Education Program offers a unique opportunity to bridge patient and professional education, demonstrating the link between clinical lessons in the classroom to the real life patient experience. Find out more here.

Please answer this week’s poll: Do you recommend smart phone apps to your patients?

Vote in and then see results from previous polls here.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief