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We have videos from AACE, ADA, and AADE that feature the speakers from those events. You will be the first to learn about the breakthroughs in diabetes care. You will also hear about interesting research projects that our featured diabetes experts are leading.

Evan Sisson, PharmD, Q6: What Kinds of New Drugs Are in the Pipeline?

Evan Sisson, notes that, even in the recent past, drug therapy was frequently “one-size-fits-all.” But now, newer agents are coming out that target other matebolic places which can affect LDL cholesterol in many different ways. As the medical community learns more about these other mechanisms, more tailored treatments may become …

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Evan Sisson, PharmD, Q7: How Can Lifestyle Affect Statin Use?

Evan Sisson talks about how the foundation of his approach to treating hyperlipidemia with statins is actually lifestyle modification. He notes, however, that patients “can figure out how to out-eat any statin we can give them,” so the best programs are those that involve a team approach. That way, the …

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Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, CDE, BC-ADM

Professor Shane-McWhorter, an expert in nutrition and diabetes, gives us a quick overview of the current use of supplements in the U.S. She emphasizes, however, that it is absolutely vital that patients keep their physicians informed of any supplements they are either beginning or ending. Many patients believe that because …

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Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, Q1 Which Supplements Are Good?

Professor Shane-McWhorter gives us some tips on how to identify reputable manufacturers of supplements, and names some of the supplements that could be especially beneficial to people with diabetes including fish oil products, milk thistle, and some chromium products. However, she strongly advises all her patients to let their physicians …

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Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD: Why Fiber Is Important


Professor Shane-McWhorter talks about the importance of fiber and notes that, although it is sold as a supplement, people often forget that they can get a lot of fiber just through consumption of green, leafy vegetables and certain fruits. She notes that prickly pear cactus, among others, available as a …

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Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, Q3 The Benefits of Fiber

Professor Shane-McWhorter gives us a quick medical overview of the ways that fiber acts in the human body including increasing the feeling of fullness after eating, helping to retard glucose entry into the bloodstream, and aiding in the lowering of cholesterol levels, among others…. More videos with Professor Shane-McWhorter: Laura Shane-McWhorter, …

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Steven V. Edelman, MD, Founder, TCOYD, Introduction

Steve Freed introduces Dr. Edelman who tells us about the Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) programs which began in 1985 and now are up to 12 conventions a year, a TV show, a website, and a book, helping to bring diabetes education to millions of diabetes patients each year. More videos …

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Steven V. Edelman, MD: Perceived versus Actual Blood Sugars


Dr. Steven V. Edelman discusses the results of a study he and his team did with patients to see how their perception of their blood sugars varied from their actual results. The results, he says, reinforce the idea of “Test, Don’t Guess.” Many patients said they could “feel” what their blood sugar was …

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