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This section is dedicated to our loyal subscribers. These tools for your practice include charts & hand-held reference cards, instruction sheets for drugs, drug reference guides, handouts for your patients, and other educational tools for you and your patients that can be used as quick reference or printable material.

How to Treat Hypoglycemia—as Quickly and Effectively as Possible

You have to love it when research studies come out and prove what you believed all along. I had this experience recently when a systematic review and meta-analysis (looking at the results from multiple studies simultaneously) e-published ahead of print in Emergency Medicine Journal in September 2016 (1) compared the speed of glucose tablets against dietary sugars for treating hypoglycemia in adults who had symptoms of being low. The dietary forms of sugar tested included sucrose (table sugar), fructose (fruit sugar), orange juice (containing fructose), jelly beans, Mentos, cornstarch hydrolysate, Skittles, and milk.

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Alcohol Chart

This chart provides carbohydrates and calories per volume for common alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

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Insulin Stability Charts

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Knowing the stability of their insulin medications is key to patients’ ability to control their blood sugar levels. When should your patients dispose of their insulin if refrigerated, non-refrigerated, opened or still sealed? Print out this stability chart of vials and insulin pens to hand out to your patients. Insulin Stability …

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Chair Exercises for Your Patients

The road to exercise might begin with the first step, but for people with neuropathy (nerve damage), foot complications, balance issues, or lack of mobility, steps in general might be hard to take. You can still get a good workout in your chair and that’s vital, says LeeAnn Langdon, an …

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“How to Get Help” Tear-off Pads for Offices/Clinics

The new Legal Advocacy How to Get Help Tear-off Pads, perfect for medical offices and clinics, help increase awareness of diabetes discrimination and how to get help from the American Diabetes Association by calling 1-800-DIABETES. The information on each pad (25 sheets/pad) is printed in English on one side and …

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Diabetes Motion

Diabetes Motion was founded in 2014 by Dr. Sheri Colberg, one of the world’s leading experts on diabetes and exercise, and a member of the Diabetes in Control advisory board. The mission of Diabetes Motion is to provide practical guidance about blood glucose management to anyone who wants to be …

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