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March 25 through March 31 marks National Physicians’ Week, a time dedicated to recognizing and thanking doctors for the sacrifices they make to take care of all of us. Doctors work tirelessly to help people when they are most in need, and in spite of the important role they play in our lives, they often…

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Please join DiabetesCoachLive for a special program designed for people living with diabetes and their loved ones. Patients and experts from Joslin Diabetes Center will be walking through insulin options, debunking myths about side effects, and answering questions from the audience. Watch on demand now >>   When people think of diabetes, their mind immediately…

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Basal insulin is also referred to as background insulin. It is that insulin which the pancreas produces and is present all the time. In contrast, bolus insulin is the extra amount of insulin the pancreas produces in response to glucose intake. In patients with T1DM, the pancreas stops making insulin and the patient needs to…

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Motivational interviewing (MI) is a form of counseling developed by William R. Miller, PhD and Professor Steven Rollinick in 1983. First devised to help in the treatment of alcoholics, MI can serve as a framework for evoking any motivation to change and has been used for many conditions including substance abuse, smoking, obesity and diabetes. The goal…

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Our medical directors compiled this clinical reference chart for injectables used to treat diabetes. It is current as of September 2016, and lists the class, onset, dose and peak for each medication. Physicians, nurses and other health care providers can refer to the digital chart or print the two-page pdf for wall posting. To find…

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The ADA and AACE just jointly released 2016 screening guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes; they cast a significantly wider net. They now recommend screening everyone over the age of 45.  In addition, they are eliminating the term “diabetic” to describe a person living with diabetes.  Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, family practitioner, talks about the impact the new guidelines will…

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Editor’s note: This article on CVD Residual Risk addresses the HCP treatment and management of patients living with diabetes who have an increased risk for heart disease.  If you are interested in more information you can visit our sister site, CardioCareLive for more information.  An expert cardiologist, takes an in-depth look at CVD residual risk. Topics covered…

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Individualized management of a patient’s insulin regimen is a must. It is not without many challenges, however, as Richard Beaser, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, George Dailey III, MD, Head of Diabetes Research and Medical Director of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, and Jason Gaglia, MD, MMSc, Assistant Professor of…

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Drs. Caroline M. Apovian and Louis J. Aronne examine the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, paying special attention to the recommendation to advise obese adults who meet criteria that surgery may be an option in “Updates in Bariatric Surgery: Guidelines, Patient Selection,” presented by DiabetesSeriesLive.” Dr. Caroline M. Apovian,…

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By: by Rachel Nall, RN, BSN, CCRN Incorporating more insulin into a patient’s treatment plan can be difficult. In “Overcoming Barriers to Insulin Intensification: Case Discussions – Part 1,” diabetes experts address issues surrounding initial insulin treatment by examining case studies with the goal of helping clinicians learn how to approach common clinical scenarios. Presenters…

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Primary care providers are often the first line of defense in ensuring those with diabetes get timely care for their eyes, according to physicians in the presentation “Diabetic Retinopathy: Role of the Primary Care Provider in the Optimal Care Model – Strategies for Prevention and Risk Reduction,” a CME video for the education summit DiabetesSeriesLive.…

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Diabetic retinopathy treatment requires a team approach. A care team comprises primary care physicians, endocrinologists, ophthalmologists and other specialists. To gain insights into the emerging approaches from the ophthalmologist’s perspective, DiabetesSeries Live created “Achieving Better Outcomes for Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy: The Expanding Role of the Ophthalmologist.” This interactive presentation features speakers Andrew A. Moshfeghi,…

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