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Letter From The Editor

Sept. 25, 2021

There always seems to be a battle of the best diabetes food plans. They often seem to conflict with each other at times, and too often we forget: it is not what we think is the best, but it is what our patients are willing to do. This week two …

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Sept. 18, 2021

When it comes to eating and diabetes, there seem to be a million strategies. These ideas include: early breakfast, late breakfast, no breakfast, keto breakfast, Mediterranean lunch, and so many more. These ideas are usually based on a small number of patients who are overly zealous in their behavior. This …

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Sept. 11, 2021

Steve and I have been working with Doctor of Pharmacy Candidates for the past 15 years, and each and every time we discuss diabetes with a new student, we talk about the incidence of diabetes and then we talk about the even higher incidence of prediabetes. I believe that at …

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Sept. 4, 2021

I have recently been cycling with some insulin pump patients, and they often complain about their problems with fluctuating glucose levels, before, during, and after they ride. We have tried many fixes and changes to see if we can control the fluctuations, but there does not seem to be a …

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Aug. 31, 2021

If you are like me, it seems like the number of emails that we get has jumped up. Often this increase in emails causes me to miss important ones, while I try to deletae all the spam that constantly appears. We at Diabetes in Control want to do our part …

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Aug. 28, 2021

I was talking to Ashley Ball, PharmD Candidate, LECOM-School of Pharmacy, about the problem with helping patients with DPN. We were talking about how you can definitively say the pain is really DPN, and not something else like arthritis. She decided to see what kind of tests were available and …

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Aug. 24, 2021

Today I had 8 Doctor of Pharmacy Candidates on a Teams call to talk about diabetes medications. The goal was to take these students from classroom recitation of information to the real world, where they have to explain things to patients, not professors. As you can guess there was a …

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Aug. 21, 2021

How many of our patients change their oil as soon as the change oil light comes on, or rotate and balance their tires when the maintenance schedule calls for it? Based on a few emails I sent out, almost everyone does. They feel that that preventative care can save them …

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Aug. 17, 2021

Over the past 20 years, we have seen many different solutions offered for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. It seems that any time you give patients extra education and extra finances for food choices, the results are positive. But what happens when that help is no longer there? The answer …

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Aug. 14, 2021

Many patients that wear a continuous glucose sensor also use pump therapy. This means at any time they have 2 injection sites in use on their body, and those sites are more often than not in the abdominal area. If the patient is a new user it is not a …

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