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Letter from the Editor #723: Patient Handouts for Managing Weight and Medications, and the Artificial Sweetener Maze

It seems like every week our patients come to us with a new diet plan or a 1 minute exercise routine that will make them drop 25 lbs in the first week. It amazes me that these patients won’t pay a 20 dollar copay for a diabetes med but they will spend hundreds of dollars on diet plans, food coaches. fitness trainers and precooked meals. Often these programs or coaches think that their plan will work for our patients without knowing the first thing about diabetes. This week our Activity Guru, Dr. Sheri Colberg, has prepared a handout for your patients that covers 7 Tips to Drop Excess Pounds with Diabetes.

To help your patients navigate through the artificial sweetener maze we have a great Tool for Your Practice from the Canadian Diabetes Association. This is a must-have handout for you patients.

And by now you probably have heard that we have a new insulin that the FDA advisory board has given their blessing to. Read all about it in our feature article on Afrezza, FDA Panel Approves Inhaled Insulin, Again.

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Announcements:
 
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

 
From dLife.com: "Dr. Stuart Weiss delves into the technology behind the latest diabetes meter devices; Jim Turner acts out one viewer’s balcony mishap in Jim Turner’s Diabetes Theatre and Lorena Drago takes us shopping for Hispanic food specialties that can help with blood glucose management." 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.
 
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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief