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Editor’s Note, DCMS #253

Aug 10, 2015

Every day, more and more of our patients start on insulin. In past years, most of these patients were started on basal insulin by their primary care prescriber and then titrated up. However, when it came to adding on meal time insulin, they we’re often referred to an endocrinologist. Now with the ways that insurers are reimbursing coupled with the lack of sufficient numbers of endocrinologists to treat all these patients, more primary prescribers are being forced to manage these difficult patients.

This week, our Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate from LECOM College of Pharmacy, Christina Dowd, has reviewed the new book from the ADA, Practical Insulin: A Handbook for Prescribing Providers, and found that it is a good read for you. Click here to find out what she has to say.

There has been a lot of professional press about the use of SGLT-2 inhibitors and one of the positive things being said has to do with the class’ ability to decrease systolic blood pressure. Join Steve Freed in part 1 of an Exclusive Interview with Dr. George Bakris as they discuss how this happens and why it is important.

Our Homerun Slides look at the use of insulin in type 2 therapy and we present a Case Study that revisits the idea of patient centered care for diabetes.