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Diabetes In Control

Clear, Written Instructions Can Help Avert Medical Mistakes

I have a patient I introduced to using Lantus insulin (including why, injection technique, storage, etc.). She would then see her family doctor, get the prescription and return the next week to review titration and any new questions before she started. I saw her a week later at our supervised diabetes walking group. She reported that she had started using the insulin three days prior and started at ten units and stated she was now 20 units! (She had only had two doses). 

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Beware: Diabetes Misinformation Delays Treatment, Advances Complications

Can we "prevent" diabetes with weight loss? Or would it be better to say we can "delay" diabetes with healthy behavior?  Often people are reluctant to admit that they have diabetes or to initiate treatment. Many times the cause of the delay in treatment is feelings of guilt (they feel like diabetes is all due to their weight). I had a patient who delayed treatment for three years, thinking that he could treat diabetes with weight loss and exercise....

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