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Letter from the Editor, #781

Steve, Joy and I are spending our time at the 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Conference of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in Nashville, Tennessee. We have spent four days reviewing posters and interviewing the top researchers and practitioners in order to bring you the latest information. We will have the best of the best in next week’s newsletter.

Have you ever had patients tell you that exercise such as walking around the block a couple of times makes their glucose go up? Then when you quiz them, you find out that they drank 32 ounces of Gatorade (56 carbs, 56 grams of sugar) because they had a hard workout.

For most of our patients the level of exercise they do does not require them to ingest extra carbs even if they are on insulin. However, we all have some patients who exercise to extremes and these patients are in danger from hypoglycemia. This week, our activity guru, Dr. Sheri Colberg offers us some Novel Exercise Approaches to Managing Activity-Induced Hypoglycemia.

While we are on the topic of exercise you may want to check out Item #4 to find out if using diet and exercise together is better than either one alone and how they each have different effects on obesity and glucoregulation. The answers may surprise you.

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Announcements:

dLifeTV.com: Sunday, May 17, 7PM ET

From dLife.com: "Advocate Crystal Jackson explains your child’s rights and how to make the school system work for you; how one mother is fighting to change the way her school thinks about diabetes care; and going to camp with diabetes." 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, Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas, Saturday, May 16, 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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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief