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Diabetes May Increase Risk Of Certain Cancers by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes is associated with a number of complications, but a study out of the U.S. Cancer Institute informs us that it may increase risk, mild to moderately, for a few cance ... Read on »
Diabetics May Age Before Their Time by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Diabetics in their 50s may age more quickly than non-diabetics. That's what research out of the University of Michigan Medical School has suggested. Diabetic adults, ... Read on »
Weight Loss .... Without Surgery, Diet Or Exercise? by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Patients keep dreaming of that day.  It probably hasn't come yet.  Gastric bypass for obese, Type 2 diabetes has gotten a lot of press in the last few years.  We've seen ... Read on »
NCAA Semi-Finals by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Anyone rooting for the Butler Bulldogs? Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated Read on »
Excuse Our Transition .... by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 As time permits, we will be transitioning to a different blog template. Things will look different, and maybe confused, for a few days. We'll be repairing any broken links a ... Read on »
USDI -- The United States Diabetes Index by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 They say it has been recently launched -- it was news to me. However, the "USDI" shows that 80% of diabetics reside in just 20% of the zip codes in the country. For example, ... Read on »
Good News by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 A study of patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) clinics has suggested that foot and leg amputation rates for diabetics are decreasing. Total rates of amputation, taking int ... Read on »
Maybe .... They're Just Lucky? by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 However, research continues to determine if there is another explanation. We're talking about the avoidance of complications (eye disease, kidney disease, heart disease and ... Read on »
Upcoming Office Closings by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 April 5th through, and including April 10th -- return April 11th May 3rd through, and including, May 8th -- return May 9th Dates to be finalized for mid-June ... Read on »
Hopefully, Not This? by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Many of our patients tell us they get the bulk of their exercise by playing golf. This is not what we envisioned. It's the first "golf conveyor" in Germany. Photo co ... Read on »
DNA Aging Clock Linked To Diabetes by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 The cells of the body contain telomeres. These can be considered to be the "end caps" of DNA strands. You could say they prevent the strands from "fraying". Through the ye ... Read on »
Why (#2) ..... by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 ..... does a patient reduce their BYETTA dose by 1/3 and reduce their LANTUS dose by about 15% (without our knowledge since the last visit), but walk in and say, "I ... Read on »
We Guess It's Not Going To Get Any Better by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Long-term readers of this blog have seen prior posts detailing how a significant percentage of patients simply don't follow instructions. We send a summary letter to each ... Read on »
Novo Nordisk Asks -- When Will Diabetes Be Recognized As A Global Health Threat? by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 We're reminded that the "developing world" is seeing greater rates of onset of diabetes nowadays than the "developed world". However, those populations may not have access t ... Read on »
We Did Know ..... by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 .... but it's good for you to know also. Diabetes: Did you know? Read on »
One For The "Full Moon File"? by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 We recently switched a patient from GLUMETZA® (metformin HCl extended-release tablets) to the generic METFORMIN-ER (metformin HCl extended-release tablets). GLUMETZA had ... Read on »
Self-Monitoring All Over But The Tears? by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 If research at Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic have anything to say about it, that may be the case. A new monitoring sensor is in development -- it will enab ... Read on »
Why (#1) ....... by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 ..... does a patient get upset when she calls to ask for a refill on two prescriptions and is told we will only approve a 30 day supply because she is already 5 months late ... Read on »
METFORMIN Still First Choice In Type 2 Diabetes by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 An analysis of six classes of oral diabetes medications suggests that similar results may be achieved with each class, but METFORMIN tends to cause fewer side effects and i ... Read on »
As We've Been Saying All Along by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 2 Carbohydrate counting is not as "simple" as it may seem as far as helping to determine a pre-meal dose of insulin ... and ... it may not be the most effective method. More i ... Read on »