Category Archives: Diabetes

Let’s review the diabetes situation–and the “experts” that inhabit the scene

I put up the diabetes discussion, but after reviewing it, I thought it needed a more intense inquiry.

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Here we go–diabetes, type II, is overdiagnosed and over treated?

I do not deny that diabetes is a serious problem.

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How NOT to Help Diabetics

On November 21st, the Washington Post ran a Special Report on diabetes, featuring a series of supposedly informative articles. The report was sponsored by Novo Nordisk, a big name (maybe the biggest) in diabetes care. No doubt, they have every interest in getting people off their meds… Continue reading

Metformin gets a good report in treating Diabetes Mellitus

Metformin is my favorite, downside risks are minimal, and it works so well for type II DM

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What Kind Of Health Care System Do You Want?

Reforming health care is a signature issue with the current administration, but even the most ardent proponents of Obamacare would be reluctant to call it a success. Notwithstanding the well-publicized problems, of the countless billions spent on this program, precious little has gone into actual patient care. But really, what should we expect from a system designed by soulless bureaucrats such as “bioethicist” Ezekiel Emanuel and Donald Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services?

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Lipitor generating litigation–cause of type II diabetes?

The statins have some problems, they are still promoted as reducing cardiovascular event risk.

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Glycemic Control For Fun And Litigation

The first piece I posted on blood glucose hysteria examined the less-than-stellar scientific evidence behind the notion of tight glycemic control. Many readers—doctors and patients alike—wrote in, and virtually all of the correspondence was favorable. Thus, we follow up with a look at the devastating pitfalls of certain diabetes oral meds.

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