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Volume 25, Number 3 (September)

Nineteen Years and Counting: The Second Decade (pages 3)

Daniel L. Lorber, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.D.E.

The Editor continues his retrospective of his involvement with Practical Diabetology, highlighting some recent articles that have kept our readers on the cutting edge of rapidly developing events in the treatment of diabetes.

Standards of Medical Care—2006 (Part 3) (pages 8-22)

American Diabetes Association

Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality for people with diabetes. Because of the importance of this topic, this installment of the ADA Standards of Care focuses exclusively on this topic.
Complications and comorbiditiesCardiovascular disease

The Pre-Charcot Foot (pages 24-28)

Peter Levine, D.P.M., Julia Kaplun, M.D., Dennis Shavelson, D.P.M., and Leonid Poretsky, M.D.

Charcot foot is a destructive process affecting the soft tissues and bony structures of the foot and ankle, leading to ulceration, infection, and eventual amputation. The authors describe how early diagnosis and treatment of “pre-Charcot foot” can help those affected lead normal, healthy lives.
Complications and comorbiditiesFoot complications

Effects of Yoga Therapy on Adhesive Capsulitis in Type 1 Diabetes (pages 29-33)

John T. Devlin, M.D., Donald Endrizzi, M.D., and Elaine McGillicuddy

The prevalence of “frozen shoulder,” with accompanying pain and stiffness is fairly common in diabetes. The authors report on their study, which supports the use of yoga training as a safe and effective method for improving range of motion in affected individuals.
Complications and comorbiditiesAdhesive capsulitis
Management strategies and toolsComplementary and alternative medicine

New Insulin Analogs (pages 34-44)

James R. LaSalle, D.O.

Insulin analogs have revolutionized the treatment of insulin in recent years, and the array of effective of effective analogs is expanding. Dr. LaSalle reviews the pharmacology, efficacy, and administration of the two newest insulin analogs.
Drug treatmentInsulin

Paying Now for That Ounce of Prevention (pages 48)

Daniel L. Lorber, M.D.

The House Appropriations Committee recently approved a bill that would increase the 2007 budget for the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation instead of cutting it, as was originally planned. Commendable, but not nearly enough, considering the predicted prevalence of diabetes in the foreseeable future. So, what to do? The Editor offers some practical, easy steps that are already being taken and some others we can take.
Health services and insurance