A recent study Safety and Effectiveness of Mail Order Pharmacy Use in Diabetes showed that people with diabetes (PWD) have fewer emergency department visits if they use mail-order pharmacies, rather than using local pharmacies.
The study was done in a large managed-care organization (Kaiser Permanente Northern California), which... Read more
The recent report of the diabetes portion of a big clinical study called TACT (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) seems to indicate that a well-criticized snake-oil therapy, “chelation therapy,” might be worth using in people with diabetes who have had a prior myocardial infarction.
“Chelation therapy” has been... Read more
If you’ve watched the news on TV or read a newspaper yesterday or today, you are aware that there are new guidelines* from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) about the treatment of cholesterol and the lowering of the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). These guidelines... Read more
Diabetes, as well as many other medical conditions, has attracted charlatans who recommend various herbs, potions, and other alternative methods of treatment. Some of these products have been proven worthless (see the study mentioned below), and none are recommended by diabetes authorities.
For example, the... Read more
I recently saw the following question:
Should I take meds to prevent Diabetes Type 2? I am 30 years old and I have three fasting plasma glucose levels: 97 mg/dL (6 months ago), 98 mg/dL (4 months ago) and 98 mg/dL (15 days ago). My BMI is 23. My hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level is 5.5%. My mother is diabetic type 2 and I am afraid to be... Read more