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Letter From The Editor, July 29, 2009 Issue #479

Jul 27, 2009

Over the past couple of years there have been studies released and commentaries written about the detrimental effects of tight glycemic control. The studies seem to say tight control is not good, yet the practitioners say it is. Now, in the July 27, 2009, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a long term study done by the NIH concludes that: Near-normal control of glucose beginning as soon as possible after diagnosis would greatly improve the long-term prognosis of Type 1 diabetes. Check out Item number #1 to learn more.

Did you know that while exercising you must start drinking before you feel thirsty because thirst is not triggered until you have already lost 1 to 2% of your body weight in the form of water? This week Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM, brings these and other facts to our attention in Effective Dietary Practices of Active People with Diabetes: Fluids, Sports Drinks, and Carb Loading.

If you are attending the AADE’s 36th Annual Meeting in Atlanta next week, be sure and stop by our booth (#1518) to sample some new Slow-Carb products and meet the staff of Diabetes in Control.

dLife on CNBC, Aug. 2, 7PM ET

Find out how testing in pairs can lead to surprising diabetes revelations. Also, “Impossible Berry Pie” in the dLife Kitchen, and a high-flying veteran Marine Corps flier who won’t let diabetes keep him down. Then, Jim Turner talks about the essential diabetes tool everyone should have but few know about — a glucagon kit. Watch more great programming from dLifeTV: 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 Sept. 19th. Just go to www.TCOYD.com and register.



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


Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief