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Changing diabetes management in older and elderly people

The results of the DCCT and the UKPDS studies changed lives. They also changed health care practice. Since 1993 we have been carb counting and using basal-bolus insulin dosing (type 1 diabetes). We’ve been starting insulin earlier and/or using a combination … Continue reading

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Low Blood Glucose and the Elderly

A study showed that almost 100,000 people visit the ER each year because of diabetes. In the study, 96% of those ER visits were related to hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose. People over 80 are more than twice as likely … Continue reading

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Advocating for Another

I just discovered that it is Advocating for Another Month, and what perfect timing. I’ve been thinking about this very topic for the past several days. I have long been called to advocate for children, and this past Sunday I … Continue reading

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