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Volume 20, Number 2 (June)

Is Atherosclerosis Different in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes? (pages 7-14)

Burton E. Sobel, M.D.

People with Type 2 diabetes have high rates of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. In this article, Dr. Sobel examines how suppressed fibrinolytic systems in people with diabetes may contribute to vascular damage and how glitazones may help your patients with cardiovascular disease.
Complications and comorbiditiesCardiovascular disease

Clinical Appearance and Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis in Diabetes (pages 16-29)

John D. MacGillivray, M.D., and Mark C. Drakos, B.A.

Frozen shoulder, a progressive and potentially debilitating condition causing a loss of range of motion, affects 10.5% to 29% of people with diabetes. The authors explain how to evaluate and treat this problem and summarize the treatment options for reducing pain and inflammation and restoring range of motion.
Complications and comorbiditiesAdhesive capsulitis

Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (Part 2) (pages 30-36)

J. Joseph Prendergast, M.D.

Using the heart-rate variability testing described in Part 1 of this article, physicians can accurately diagnose the 25% of people with diabetes who have diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN). In the concluding installment of his article, Dr. Prendergast covers innovative treatments that will allow you to give your patients who have DAN longer and healthier lives.
Complications and comorbiditiesCardiovascular disease
Complications and comorbiditiesNeuropathy

Reimbursement for Diabetes Self-Management Education (pages 45-47)

Martha M. Funnell, M.S., R.N., C.D.E.

Starting in February, Medicare began reimbursing recognized programs for providing some patients with diabetes self-management education. Ms. Funnell describes how to determine which of your patients are eligible and how to locate a recognized program near you.
Health services and insurance

Bring Back Recess (pages 46-47)

Daniel L. Lorber, M.D.

The problems of overweight, obesity, and diabetes in our children are reaching epidemic proportions. The Editor fingers several culprits and suggests a few remedies, including multidisciplinary health teams and new and expanded roles for schools and federal programs.
Childhood diabetes
Management strategies and toolsPhysical activity