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One Bite at a Time

Woman, 42 years of age, class III obesity, type 2 diabetes diagnosed in the past year, binge eating disorder. Very motivated to change lifestyle when first diagnosed. She goes off and on her medication. When off, she binges. As an hcp, I wondered about the severe changes from totally "on" to totally "off." Yes, this patient is receiving counseling, CBT.

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When patients ask me where insulin comes from, the automatic answer is the pancreas. I will often show them a drawing of where that is in the body. Most patients note how large the organ appears to be and wonder how they can be losing the ability to make and …

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April 23, 2016

This week we find research on two old drugs for hypertension and  diabetes, but the interesting thing is that they may be changing places as to why we are using them. It seems that the old calcium channel blocker, verapamil, may actually be able to save beta cells. Taking an …

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Joining the Diabetes Team

Should a dentist or a periodontist be part of the diabetes team, along with the doctor, nurse, pharmacist, eye doctor and podiatrist? Follow the link to share your opinion - and see what your colleagues think!

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