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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.

Glycemic Triad Patient Education Tool

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Glycemic Triad Patient Education Tool When managing various glycemic markers, explaining what the numbers mean can be a challenge.  This tool explains the ADA goals for A1C, Fasting Glucose and Postmeal Glucose.  It also introduces an FDA-cleared glycemic marker called 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG; GlycoMark®) and provides a 3-day meal and glucose log …

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TODAY Study: Handbook and Companion Educational Materials

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TODAY Study: Handbook and Companion Educational Materials  The TODAY study group brought together investigators in a collaborative effort involving institutions across the US to design and conduct a prospective, randomized trial to evaluate treatment regimens and the clinical course of type 2 diabetes in youth. Comprehensive educational course materials developed …

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71 Low Carb Snacks (pdf)

  71 Low Carb Snacks (pdf)   To help get your patients through the last few days of this year, here’s a handy list of low-carb snacks they can use to replace those tempting holiday platters of sweets. 71 Low Carb Snacks   

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A Guide to Health Insurance Exchanges (pdf)

A Guide to Health Insurance Exchanges (pdf) Print out this helpful short summary (from Kaiser Health News) of common questions and answers on health insurance exchanges for both your staff and patients. A Guide to Health Insurance Exchanges

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Hypertension Evaluation Chart

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Hypertension Evaluation Chart  From the NIH comes this chart to help you evaluate degrees of hypertension. The chart provides the classification of blood pressure, what tests should be given for a diagnostic workup of hypertension, the risk factors for major cardiovascular disease and provides the identifiable causes of hypertension and more. …

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One Step Change Begins with Just One Step

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  One Step Change Begins with Just One Step    The start of a new year is the perfect time to have your patients think about the lifestyle changes they want to make to be healthier. Small changes — such as losing a small amount of weight and becoming more …

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Diabetes Mellitus and Infectious Diseases Chart (pdf)

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Diabetes Mellitus and Infectious Diseases Chart (pdf)  As the incidence of diabetes mellitus continues to rise, awareness of an increased risk of infections is warranted in diabetes patients with chronic hyperglycemia. Print out this handy chart and post in your office examining rooms for easy reference. The chart includes descriptions, signs …

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“Dear Roommate” Letter

"Dear Roommate" Letter  Many of our diabetes patients are starting or returning to college and that means new experiences and new friends or roommates. This week’s tool is a "Dear Roommate" letter that you can give to your patients to help them explain their disease to their new friends and …

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Testing for Starch or Sugar In Foods

Testing for Starch or Sugar In Foods Sometimes your patients will find themselves at a restaurant, hotel, or reception where they can’t predict whether foods have sugar or flour in them. The wait staff may have little idea of the details of a given recipe, so your patients can’t even …

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