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June 19, 2021

I was looking over some old CE programs I have done for nurses and pharmacists on diabetes. One of the programs I had presented was on the relationship of sleep apnea and diabetes. We discussed the increased incidence of diabetes in patients with sleep apnea, and how the research actually …

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June 15, 2021

Before Amylin hit it big with Byetta and Bydureon, and their employees and stock holders were well rewarded with their eventual purchase by BMS and AZ, they had another product that many of us thought would be a big hit. You may remember a product called SYMLIN® (pramlintide acetate) that …

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June 12, 2021

The approval of WegovyTM, a.k.a. Ozempic double dose, has been all over the news and Facebook. This once a week injectable GLP-1 receptor agonist has got everyone excited. I got 3 calls this week from friends who wanted to know when it would be for sale and for how much, …

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June 8, 2021

Whenever Steve or I did a diabetes class for patients or a CE for pharmacists, we always let the participants know that the best way to prevent diabetes was to live like you have it. We were referring to food choices and physical activity, and if you could eat and …

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June 5, 2021

I always look forward to our monthly articles from Dr. Sheri Colberg. For one thing I find them very informative; but also what she has to say makes me feel like I am doing the best for my health, wellness and longevity. When my legs are aching and I’d just …

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June 1, 2021

Brenda Oppong, PharmD Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy, has been doing some research on insulin delivery systems and the technology behind them. She had reviewed the T:Slim and Medtronic automated systems, with their ability to predict future glucose levels and adjust insulin delivery up or down based on CGM information. …

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May 29, 2021

There is plenty of evidence that most patients use apps on their phones to keep track of almost everything in their lives. There are apps for steps and apps for yoga, there are apps for banking and apps for investing. Don’t forget the apps for applying make-up properly or for …

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May 25, 2021

There is a plethora of reports being released on how the changes in lifestyle and increases in stress due to the shutdown of life caused by Covid-19 has caused an increase in weight gain, pre-diabetes and diabetes in the United States. They also discuss how treatment programs and counseling are …

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May 22, 2021

Now that we seem to be making progress on overcoming the high rates of death and hospitalizations from Covid-19 and life is starting to move back to some sort of pre-pandemic normalcy, researchers can take more time to look at outcomes in various groups of patients and disease states. Early …

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May 18, 2021

I frequently spend time talking about the virtues of insulin pump therapy and the use of CGM devices. When you add in the smart technology and AI that these systems have, it almost appears to be a no-brainer that if you are an insulin using patient, you should have this …

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