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Letter from the Editor #673

Apr 19, 2013

If you have been a little behind on reading your emails you might not yet have seen the special edition that we sent out on the new SGLT2-Inhibitors now that the first in class drug has been approved for sale in the US.

Since we first put this together I have had the chance to speak to some thought leaders who seem very excited about the idea of removing glucose from the body. In a class I taught Friday morning I asked my patients if they would be interested in a drug that helps them pee off excess glucose. The overwhelming answer was yes. When I asked them if they would risk an increased chance of urinary tract infections, most of them told me they would simply drink more water.

One of the patients who was there for the second time, asked if this might help him lose weight since he would not store as much glucose, while another patient wanted to know if he already took a diuretic, could he take canagliflozin?Be sure to check out our special features so you can find out the answers to their questions.


Topics: Susan Weiner RD, CDE and Leslie Josel, professional organizer from T.V.’s Hoarders: Buried Alive, share organizing tips to make your fridge diabetes-friendly; Chef Michel Nischan prepares a delicous zucchini pancake that is sure to make your mouth water; Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; Benno Schmidt presents another episode of ‘Where Are They Now?’ Sundays live online at dLifeTV.com at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT. Keep up on the latest dLife news at dLifeTV.com.

With a day packed full of education, motivational tools, one-on-one sessions, and workshops, the TCOYD health fair is a great way to get your patients to take better care of their health and themselves. TCOYD.com

Please answer this week’s poll: What concerns you most when recommending a new first in class drug for diabetes?
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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief