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Letter from the Editor, #774

It is time to get out your wallets and take out the big bills that you have hiding in the back. Why do you need to do this? Because the cost of poor diabetes care is growing larger every day. For years we have known that patients with diabetes cost more to take care of than those without, and in the past three years we have added 3 million newly diagnosed to the 26 million we already had. Because these patients are being diagnosed at a younger age, they will have more time for the complications to develop. Find out why your wallet will soon be empty here. This becomes even more of a crisis when you add in the fact that dementia patients have an increased risk of diabetes.

One of the ways we can overcome this surge is to be more aggressive in our first therapy choices, and starting with a triple drug therapy may be the answer.

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Announcements:

dLifeTV.com: Sunday, March 29, 7PM ET

From dLife.com: "An Olympic legend shares his troubles with and inspiring triumphs over diabetes. Plus, a low carb Asian appetizer in the dLife kitchen, and a profile of MLB pro pitcher Brandon Morrow." 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.

TCOYD Health Fair Conference, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, Saturday, March 28, 2015

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

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief