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Oct. 13, 2018

Oct 13, 2018
 

If you have ever had to deliver the message to the parent of a newly diagnosed type 1 patient, you likely have had to explain why we don’t manage to perfection from day 1. Sometimes these adults can not grasp the concept of a honeymoon period where the pancreas starts producing insulin again. In addition, they often see the honeymoon period and decide that their child is “cured” or that your diagnosis was wrong.

For most of these younger patients physical activity is not a problem, but as we find that the age of diagnosis seems to now reach more often into adulthood, getting these patients to exercise is often more difficult.

This week we have a new study from “Diabetic Medicine” that our PharmD Intern, Angela Reyes, reviewed, that delivers strong evidence that the honeymoon period could last 5 times longer in newly diagnosed type 1 patients if they were physically active.

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief