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Clinical Gems

Our clinical gems come from the top selling medical books, and text books because knowledge is everything when it comes to diabetes.

Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook, Updated 2nd Ed., Excerpt #40: Multiple Treatments for a Multicomponent Condition, Part 1

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Please note that the source for this excerpt was misidentified on our initial publication. We have since corrected this mistake with the correct attribution. Richard S. Beaser, MD Introduction  The current term "type 2 diabetes" represents an evolution in terminology reflecting a progression in the understanding of this condition. The …

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ADA/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook, Excerpt #17: Insulin, Part 2 of 3

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Anne Peters, MD, and Lori Laffel, MD, MPH, Editors Jane Lee Chiang, MD, Managing Editor PEDIATRICS – Jane Lee Chiang, MD, and Georgeanna J. Klingensmith, MD ADULTS – Irl B. Hirsch, MD 1. Basal insulin accounts for ~50% of total daily dose: i. LAA (insulin glargine, detemir, degludec) or NPH if LAA …

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Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook, Updated 2nd Ed., Excerpt #38: Psychological Issues in the Treatment of Diabetes, Part 3 of 3

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Barbara J. Anderson, PhD, CDE and Abigail K. Mansfield Marcaccio, PhD The week’s excerpt answers the following questions: What are the two different meanings for the term depression? How often does depression in occur in those with diabetes? What are the implications for better self-care for those with depression? How …

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