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ReachMD takes an in-depth look at diabetes, a disease identified in nearly 1 in 10 Americans, which upsets the lives of millions more. Tune in to gain insights for your practice.

ReachMD takes an in-depth look at diabetes, a disease identified in nearly 1 in 10 Americans, which upsets the lives of millions more. Tune in to gain insights for your practice.
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ReachMD takes an in-depth look at diabetes, a disease identified in nearly 1 in 10 Americans, which upsets the lives of millions more. Tune in to gain insights for your practice.

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Episodes

Is a Low-Carb High-Fat Diet the Key to Diabetic Management?

3/5/2018
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Host: Barnett Mennen, MD Guest: Sarah Hallberg, MD Carbohydrates are our main source of energy and provide important nutrients for good health. However, they are also the main culprit behind elevated blood sugar and are problematic for diabetic patients trying to control their blood sugar levels. Host Dr. Barry Mennen sits down with Dr. Sarah Hallberg to talk about carbohydrate restriction as a key to successful weight loss programs. She prescribes that adherence to a low-carb, high-fat...

Duration:00:11:29

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk: New Thinking, New Opportunities

2/28/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: John (Jack) L. Leahy, MD Diabetes is a major global health emergency, affecting approximately 415 million adults and contributing to five million deaths each year. Cardiovascular disease is a serious complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), contributing to the majority of morbidity and mortality in this population. In recent years, the cardiovascular impact of anti-diabetes medications has become the focus of research. Recent findings from...

Duration:00:28:29

Improving Glycemic Control: Reducing Patient Burden, The Rationale for Concentrated Insulins in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

1/23/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Anne Peters, MD, CDE Many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus cannot be controlled with standard insulin agents due to obesity, insulin resistance, high risk of hypoglycemia, low adherence due to high injection burden, and the need for frequent glucose monitoring. Drs. Peters and Russell will review patient cases, and share practical information on concentrated insulins, including criteria for selection, switching strategies and dosing regimens,...

Duration:00:14:29

Inhaled Corticosteroids and the Risks of Diabetes Onset and Progression

10/28/2010
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Host: Mary Leuchars, MD Guest: Christopher Slatore, MD Systemic corticosteroids increase the risk of diabetes, but what about in patients who take high-dose inhaled corticosteroids? How do we best manage the risk-benefit equation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD)? Dr. Christopher Slatore, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, Portland VA Medical Center / Oregon Health and Sciences University,...

Duration:00:14:29

The Hygiene Hypothesis and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

10/28/2010
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Host: Mary Leuchars, MD Guest: Carolyn Paris, MD Improved living conditions and hygiene may be contributing to the rise of type 1 diabetes in children, but does the "hygiene hypothesis" fully explain the onset of type 1 diabetes in this population? What factors might explain the increased incidence of type 1 diabetes among pediatric patients in the US, Sweden and Finland, in particular? Dr. Carolyn Paris, pediatrician and emergency medicine specialist at the Center for Clinical and...

Duration:00:14:29

Weighing Metformin's Benefits & Risks in Patients With Renal Insufficiency

10/26/2010
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Host: Lee Freedman, MD Guest: Hugh Tildesley, MD Metformin is often the first line of therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes: it is relatively inexpensive, available, and has proven efficacy. However, metformin is contraindicated for patients with renal insufficiency, a common comorbidity in diabetes. Do the benefits of metformin outweigh the risks for those with renal insufficiency, or should we use caution when considering metformin for these patients? Dr. Hugh Tildesley,...

Duration:00:14:29

The Cost of Diabetes to the Healthcare System

10/20/2010
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Host: Bruce Japsen Guest: Joanna Jiang, MD The new health reform law will take steps to encourage patients to use preventive tests and screenings to head off chronic conditions, like diabetes, that extract a huge toll on the nation's medical care budget. Exactly how much does diabetes care cost the medical system, and where is the money going? Dr. Joanna Jiang, senior research scientist at the AHRQ (the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), tells host Bruce Japsen about the origin...

Duration:00:12:59

Clinical Limitations of the Metabolic Syndrome: Do We Need to Redefine the Concept?

10/18/2010
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Gerald Reaven, MD Metabolic syndrome is generally considered to be a combination of conditions that increases a patient's risk of developing coronary artery disease. These conditions include elevated blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance, elevated C-reactive proteins and high triglycerides or HDL cholesterol. If a patient has three or more of these conditions, he or she is classified as having metabolic syndrome. But what is the clinical...

Duration:00:14:59

How Technology is Improving Care for Patients With Diabetes

10/14/2010
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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Adam Weinstein With Web-based technologies, the click of a mouse can give doctors and advanced practice clinicians access to their diabetic patients' records follow-up information, and save them from having to search through charts or request information from other doctors. Adam Weinstein is the manager of the clinical intelligence team for Athenahealth in Watertown, Massachusetts. He joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to talk about...

Duration:00:14:59

Innovations in Diabetes Management: The Role of the NP

10/14/2010
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Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Guest: Patti Duprey Chronic disease is on the rise in the United States — especially diabetes. More than 57 million Americans suffer from pre-diabetic symptoms. With a shortage or primary care doctors, who will take on the role of treating these patients? Nurse Practitioner Patty Duprey, director of the Diabetes Center in North Conway, New Hampshire, joins host Mimi Secor to discuss why NPs are in the perfect position to take over care of...

Duration:00:14:59

Community Based Initiatives for Diabetes Around the Globe

11/10/2008
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Host: Cathleen Margolin, PhD Guest: Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH The diabetes pandemic must be addressed around the globe with consideration for varying cultural and economic factors. How will countries around the world respond? And how can intervention programs that have proven successful be shared effectively across nations? Join host Dr. Cathleen Margolin as she discusses community based initiatives for diabetes with Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu, former Deputy Surgeon General and current...

Duration:00:12:59

Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia: Recognition and Treatment

11/6/2008
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Rita K. Cydulka, MD, MS Diagnosing and treating high and low blood glucose levels is not always straightforward. Dr. Rita Cydulka, professor and vice-chair of the department of emergency medicine at Case Western Reserve University, discusses case management issues, including unusual presentations of abnormal blood sugars. In her interview with host Dr. Shira Johnson, Dr. Cydulka highlights the initial approach as well as clinical caveats for discharge...

Duration:00:18:00

Understanding Your Patients’ Diabetes Medications and Devices

11/6/2008
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Rita K. Cydulka, MD, MS Seven percent of the adult population has diabetes, and these patients often present to primary care and emergency department physicians. What do you need to know about the medications these patients may already be taking, or that they may require once they're under your care? Understanding the effects, as well as potential complications, of the most current diabetes medications and devices is crucial when treating patients who have...

Duration:00:14:31

Cerebral Edema in Children With Diabetes

11/5/2008
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Host: Jennifer Shu, MD Guest: Andrew Muir, MD Cerebral edema is the most common cause of death among children with diabetes, occurring as a complication of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in about one percent of children with Type 1 diabetes. Among our young patients, who carries the greatest risk for cerebral edema? How can we prevent, recognize and treat this complication of DKA? Dr. Andrew Muir, professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric endocrinology at Emory University School of...

Duration:00:13:29

Recommending Physical Activity for Your Diabetes Patients

11/5/2008
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Host: Jennifer Shu, MD Guest: Jill Grimes, MD In the state of Texas, patients can buy home exercise equipment without sales tax if they present a medical script written by their healthcare provider, at the time of purchase. Is this benefit available in your state? Host Dr. Jennifer Shu welcomes Dr. Jill Grimes, a practicing board-certified family physician in Austin, Texas, and an associate editor of the 5-Minute Clinical Consult textbook, to explore key strategies to get your patients...

Duration:00:12:59

Clinical Trials to Cure Type 1 Diabetes With Generic Drugs

11/5/2008
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Host: Bruce Bloom, DDS, JD Guest: Denise L. Faustman, MD The first clinical trial using generic drugs to cure type 1 diabetes has created quite a buzz in the diabetic patient and physician communities. Join host Dr.Bruce Bloom and his guest, Dr. Denise L. Faustman, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Immunobiology Laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital, as they discuss the details of this clinical trial and what the future holds.

Duration:00:14:59

Mild Exercise and Reducing the Complications of Diabetes

11/5/2008
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Host: Bruce Japsen Guest: Timothy Church, MD, PhD Motivating your patients to exercise can be a challenge. But Dr. Timothy Church of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, tells host Bruce Japsen that even 15 minutes a day can help, citing research that shows even minimal exercise can be a benefit to the obesity epidemic and other diabetes risk factors.

Duration:00:12:59

Clinical Relevancy of Islet Cell Transplantation

11/3/2008
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Host: Mary Leuchars, MD Guest: R. Paul Robertson, MD Can patients with type I diabetes achieve insulin independence with islet cell transplantation? Host Dr. Mary Leuchars explores this question with Dr. R. Paul Robertson, president and scientific director of the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute and professor of pharmacology and medicine at the University of Washington. Their discussion focuses on the clinical relevancy of pancreatic islet cell transplantation, and what we...

Duration:00:12:59

The Highs and Lows of Managing Diabetes in Teenagers

11/3/2008
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Host: Mary Leuchars, MD Guest: H. Peter Chase, MD For teenage diabetic populations, maintaining good glycemic control is often a low priority. Clinicians and families need to be aware of special considerations in this age group to ensure better control and reduce risk for postpubertal complication. How do physicians optimize management protocols for patients entering a stage of rapid hormonal flux? Can school support systems and peer groups play...

Duration:00:12:59

Management of Type I Diabetes in Young Children

11/3/2008
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Host: Mary Leuchars, MD Guest: H. Peter Chase, MD Over 40 children a day are diagnosed with type I diabetes in the United States. What are the clinical management issues pediatric practitioners face today? Joining host Dr. Mary Leuchars is Dr. H. Peter Chase, professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and past-executive and clinical director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, Colorado. Their subject is type I diabetes in...

Duration:00:13:59