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Letter from the Editor #727

Often times our patients get so much information that they get frustrated and just give up. This means all our efforts go to waste and both the patient and practitioner are unhappy. Our health and wellness guru Dr. Sheri Colberg has been working with patients for the last 20 years and this week she has prepared, "Musings about Health from an Expert on…Something." You need to read this!

We have all heard the phrase "misery loves company" and that is evident in a group session when patients actually compete to tell you how they "hurt" more than anyone else, However, sometimes putting people together can be positive. This week, we have an item from the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine about the value of peer programs for patients with diabetes. If you take time to read this item you will not believe the improvement in A1c that the participants received

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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: "How to start a successful diabetes support group; mastering diabetes through martial arts; and the inspirational story of Jeanette Jordan, a diabetes educator who uses the power of faith to improve diabetes care in her community." 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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We can make a difference!
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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief