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Letter From The Editor. July 15, 2009 Issue #477

Jul 14, 2009

The controversy about Lantus and cancer continues to heat up. Leading experts are coming forward to share their opinions on the meta-analysis. It is too bad that the lay press will never get these expert opinions to our patients. Last week Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics published an outstanding editorial by three leading endocrinologists, "Insulin Glargine and Cancer – An Unsubstantiated Allegation," by Satish K. Garg, M.D., Irl Hirsch, M.D., and Jay Skyler, M.D., M.A.C.P. The editorial points to the many flaws in the studies that led to this controversy and is required reading for everyone in the diabetes community. You can access the editorial at http://www.liebertpub.com/mcontent/files/dia_2009_1705_Garg_3P.pdf.

We often tell our patients to go take a walk to lower glucose after eating so the last thing we think about is supplementing exercise with food. However patient athletes need a constant supply of fuel. This week Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM, continues her focus on Effective Dietary Practices of Active People with Diabetes by discussing how we can Supplement with Carbohydrate Before, During, and After Exercise.



Thank you to all the Hospital Pharmacists who participated in our recent survey. Please check your email to see if you are the winner of the Drawing for either a Kindle, iPod, or a Flip Video Camera!

TCOYD Diabetes Mini-Series Conference, July 28, 2009 – San Diego (UCSD) The Walton Center at the Preuss School

dLife: July 19, 7PM ET on CNBC

NEW! Pop superstar Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers gets up close and personal about his diabetes life in an exclusive interview with dLife. Plus, Chef Michel Nischan has a low-carb twist on a breakfast classicthe pancake. And, your vision questions answered by Dr. David Marks.Catch the Season Premiere of dLifeTV:

Sundays on CNBC at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT.


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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief