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Letter from the Editor, #782

Steve and I got a chance to talk to Edward Damiano, PhD, from Boston University about his work on the "Bionic Pancreas" while we were at the recent AACE meeting in Nashville. We have all seen a lot of information using CGMS and an insulin pump to automatically adjust insulin dosing for lows and highs but the Bionic Pancreas works by supplying glucagon to treat low blood sugars, making it the first mechanical device to mimic both the alpha and beta cells in the pancreas. Find out how this device fared in real world conditions.

It may be a good idea to greet all your patients with a firm handshake when you walk into an exam room as a new study from the Population Health Research Institute at Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University now shows that grip strength may be an way to evaluate your patients cardiovascular health.

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Announcements:

dLifeTV.com: Sunday, May 24, 7PM ET

From dLife.com: "dLife explores relationships and intimacy. The dating life with diabetes; dealing with erectile dysfunction; and talking to your partner. Plus, Super Bowl Champion Kendall Simmons on and off the field." 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 Native American Conference and Health Fair for American Indians, Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa, California, Saturday, June 20, 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