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Oct. 29, 2016

dave

Many times there are presentations at medical conferences that seem to be the same old information refashioned, or they are so far-fetched that no one pays attention to them. If we look back, we oftentimes see that which seemed far-fetched years ago is common practice now. A good example of this is the idea of carb counting and insulin dosing. This concept, now widely accepted, was discredited by the ADA and most professionals when it was first introduced more than 30 years ago.

It is not often that you get new and unique ideas from an experienced medical professional, but at the recent AACE meeting in Orlando, our publisher, Steve Freed, and our Medical Editor, Joy Pape, got sit down with Dr. Claude Lardinois, who was there to pick up his Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology Award. Dr. Lardinois also delivered a presentation on how genetics affect heart disease in diabetes patients and what tests your patients need to have to allow you to treat them properly, and he spent time explaining these to them. While they were talking, the word albumin came up, and Dr. Lardinois clarified a lot of misunderstandings of the established levels and why most medical professionals mis-interpret the results and what they mean. You won’t want to miss reading that interview.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief