For patients struggling with diabetes, the world of dietary supplements and alternative treatments can be a cause for concern. According to David Mendosa, the American Diabetes Association has published a guide, the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Supplement Use in People with Diabetes, to help patients navigate the vast array of supplement options.
In the July 2014 issue of Diabetes Care, written by Chiang, Kirkman, Laffel, and Peters, (Diabetes Care 2014; 37:2034–2054 | DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1140), new guidelines were provided for hemoglobin (hb) A1c. No longer are A1cs stratified by different age groups. Rather, new guidelines have been developed according to recent…