June 2009

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Beyond Diet and Exercise

As the epidemic of childhood obesity continues to escalate, both traditional and non-traditional solutions have been attempted. Most widely described are the so-called "big two" namely, diet and exercise. Many other options exist ... more >

Diabetes and Limited Joint Mobility

Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse for our patients with diabetes, we have a whole new class of complications to add to the mix: limited joint mobility syndromes. Surprisingly, these syndromes can be among the earl... more >

Sleep Disorders and Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often occur together. Estimates of the prevalence of OSA among individuals with type 2 diabetes range from 18% to 36%.1-3 It has also been estimated that close to 50% of patients w... more >

Gastroparesis and Diabetes

There are many types of diabetic autonomic neuropathy, including resting tachycardia, exercise intolerance, orthostatic hypotension, constipation, gastroparesis, erectile dysfunction, sudomotor dysfunction, impaired neurovascular ... more >


  • Treatment Algorithms Enable Effective Nurse- and Pharmacist-Directed Diabetes Care

    The current medical care system fails patients with diabetes because of a lack of timely, appropriate clinical decisions. Specially trained nurses or pharmacists can facilitate better diabetes care.

    By Mayer B. Davidson, MD

  • Beyond Diet and Exercise

    This is part two of an evidence-based review of nontraditional therapies for childhood and adolescent obesity.

    By Sarah C. Armstrong, MD; Richard Chung, MD; Alexandra C. Russell, MD; Michelle Bailey, MD; Diana H. Dolinksy, MD; and Terrill Bravender MD, MPH

  • NDEP: Making System Changes for Better Diabetes Care

    Evidence-based patient-centered care is needed to effectively manage diabetes and prevent the serious complications associated with the disease. In order to achieve that goal, systems change is essential.

    By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

  • Gastroparesis and Diabetes

    Gastroparesis is seen in patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and means that the stomach takes too long to empty its contents.

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