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.
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 comorbidities — Cardiovascular disease
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 comorbidities — Foot complications
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 comorbidities — Adhesive capsulitis
Management strategies and tools — Complementary and alternative medicine
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 treatment — Insulin
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