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Letter from the Editor, #791

If you get diabetes when you are 60 years old, the odds of developing kidney disease in your lifetime is low. However, if you are diagnosed when you are in your 30s or 40s, the risk is increased, and the likelihood of needing dialysis is greatly increased. This week, we have two articles on the use of drugs to help those patients and a survey to see if you think that doing a simple urine test may be a way to identify the early development of kidney problems. Check out Items #7 and #11 to learn more and be sure to register your vote in this week’s survey.

In addition, Dr. Sheri Colberg brings us an interesting article on how we can help our patients use the insulin they make more efficiently. You might be surprised as to what she found out.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief