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Letter from the Editor: EASD Report

Oct 3, 2010

The EASD (European Association for the Study of Diabetes) just finished their 46th Annual Meeting and there was a lot of great information. This issue will condense and review for you the most exciting and new information that was presented at the meeting. Learn how diagnosing diabetes early and treating early can have a major benefit later in life, to using the incretins along with insulin can improve outcomes. There were over 100 world renowned speakers and many exciting new drugs were discussed. Be sure to check out this week’s items to learn about the new classes Farnesoid X receptor agonists, 11-β-HSD1 inhibitors, glucokinase activators, sodium glucose co-transporter (SGLT2)inhibitors, and how Newer GLP-1 agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors have increased beneficial effects.

There was considerable debate on the value of intensive care in early Type 2 diabetes with no consensus either way.

Dr. Mark Atkinson, Ph. D., the American Diabetes Association Eminent Scholar Diabetes Research at The University of Florida, who has spent years working on identifying and finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes had some interesting data on how the Ratio Of Good To Bad Bacteria In Stool Samples Of Children As Young Four Months Could Predict Those Who Will Develop Type 1 Diabetes. We have got a copy of his abstract and want to share it with you.

Many of you have helped patients avert diabetes disasters and we can all learn from them. If you have a “disaster averted” then send it to us and if we use it you will receive a Visa Gift Card worth $50.00. Click here to let us know the details. (You can use your name or remain anonymous if you prefer.)


TCOYD Conference and Health Fair in San Diego, California, October 30
The TCOYD team will be in San Diego for a conference and health fair event, Saturday, October 30, at the San Diego Convention Center. Special Guests will include Ben Vereen, Doug Cairns, Charlie Kimball and Kim Lyons. For more 2010 upcoming conference details, please go to October 3, 7PM ET on CNBC
Topics: Leading doctors debate different paths to better blood sugar control; dLife’s first community exercise class for people with diabetes; and a comfort food classic in the dLife kitchen. Special Guest: Dr. Richard Bernstein. Sundays on CNBC at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT. Catch up on

Please answer this week’s poll (in the right-hand column): At what A1c level do you maintain current treatment?

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief