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Beware of Sound- and Look-Alike Names

During a recent phone follow-up call to one of my patients a co-worker and I avoided a “Diabetes Disaster.” My patient told me that she had received her mail order refill for “ASPART” but the bottle didn’t look the same and she didn’t understand how to “dilute” it. I asked her to read the label to me. She had to spell it out.

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Dec. 13, 2018

This past week I was in our corporate offices and one of our District Managers came up to me and said he had developed type 1 diabetes. Although he is 42 years old, his physician had told him that his pancreas had quit working. His first indication was a loss …

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