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Letter from the Editor #481

Aug 12, 2009

Steve and I spent a busy 4 days at the AADE, learning the value of education and tighter glucose control for the patients. We would like to thank the nearly 1000 AADE members that stopped by our booth and tried the slow carb muffins. While I was touring the exhibit hall I happened on the PreDx Diabetes Risk Score exhibit and wanted to learn more. I had Sharon Vacha, my current PharmD. Candidatefrom the University of Florida, find out why this test may be a useful tool for your practice.

If you run out of glucose while running does your body use free fatty acids instead? Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM, has that answer in this weeks feature, Effective Dietary Practices of Active People with Diabetes: Part 4 (Importance of Protein and Fat)
Humalog vs Humulin: I have had over 100 emails complaining about the decision to stop production of Humalog 50/50.  It is not Humalog that is being discontinued it is Humulin according to Eli Lilly. See item #13 to learn more.

dLife: August 16, 7PM ET on CNBC


NEW! From Facebook to forums, dLife takes a look at how online social networks are making a difference in diabetes health. Then, Chef Michel Nischan with low-carb chocolate cake and a dolphin trainer who doesn’t jump through hoops for diabetes. Also, dLife investigates how some children have paid the ultimate price for their parents’ religious views. Get the human side of diabetes every week: Sundays on CNBC at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT.
TCOYD Diabetes Conference, September 19, 2009
Join the “Taking Control of Your Diabetes” staff and enjoy a whole day of learning about your diabetes. TCOYD will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 19, 2009. Just go to www.TCOYD.com and register.


We can make a difference!


Check out this week’s “Test Your Diabetes Knowledge” question.


Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief