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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa
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A Byetta Pancreatitis Perspective

October 18th, 2007 · 4 Comments

A couple of days ago the Food and Drug Administration sent out an alert that it suspects a connection between some of the 30 reported cases of pancreatitis among people with diabetes who take Byetta and the fact that they are taking it. The FDA’s alert disturbed Wall Street. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Medication

Protecting our Kidneys

August 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Our doctors commonly prescribe ACE inhibitors and ARBs when we have high blood pressure. They help protect our hearts. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Complications

S is for Supplements

August 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Practically every day the media reports on another new herb, vitamin, or mineral that supposedly will help us control or even cure our diabetes. It’s been almost impossible even for people who try to keep up with diabetes developments to know which of these supplements might help us. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Medication

Day 4 ADA Chicago: Oral GLP-1

June 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

A pill form of GLP-1 may be coming. That’s the gist of a late breaking abstract at the American Diabetes Association’s annual convention that concluded at noon today. The embargo on this abstract expired a few minutes ago. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Medication

Day 2 ADA Chicago: A1C

June 24th, 2007 · No Comments

The high point of the second day of the American Diabetes Association convention in Chicago has been not something I learned about diabetes in general. It is instead what I learned about myself. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Testing

H is for Hypo

May 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Hypos are in the news, thanks to prosecutors in Redwood City, California. They arrested Doug Burns for assault and resisting arrest last month after police sprayed him with Mace and wrestled to the ground outside of a movie theater where they thought he was drunk. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Medication

D is for Drugs

May 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Whenever I offer a cup of coffee to a friend of mine, he always replies, “I don’t do drugs.”

He’s right that coffee is a drug, but even he does drugs. Everybody does some drugs. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Medication

Treating Sleep Apnea

January 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments

In my most recent blog article here I highlighted several of the things that diabetes and sleep apnea have in common. There is one more similarity: when we have diabetes or sleep apnea – or both conditions – we have to become an advocate for our own treatment. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Complications

A Good Endo is Hard to Find

December 20th, 2006 · No Comments

Some of my best friends are endocrinologists. But a primary care physician treats my diabetes.

Dr. Jeff Gerber is an outstanding doctor who is up-to-date on diabetes, weight loss, and nutrition. While his office south of Denver is about an hour from my home in Boulder, he more than makes up for this geographical undesirability by scheduling appointments quickly and by being easily reached by email and phone. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Psychosocial

Our Daily Meds

December 15th, 2006 · No Comments

You can find information about the medicines you take all over the Internet. Hype and scams surround us. So, what information can you trust? [Read more →]

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Posted in: Medication