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Diabetes Still Isn't Easy

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  • Nov 04 2013

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    About 15 years ago the American Diabetes Association started two awareness programs. First, the fourth Tuesday of March became Diabetes Awareness Day. Programs were established all over the country to bring diabetes to the forefront. There ...

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  • Oct 17 2013

    Organic Produce: To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

    By Shelley Wishnick

    In addition to educating patients, at Friedman Diabetes Institute, I also mentor nutrition students. One of them, Samantha Russo, is a recent graduate from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was interested in the organic food industry and dec...

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  • Sep 30 2013

    Major Hospital Merger in NYC -- What Does it Mean for Diabetes Patients?

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has entered into a merger with Continuum Health Care which includes three major hospitals in New York City. This will create the largest health care system in the metropolitan area. Each of these institutio...

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  • Sep 18 2013

    Bye-bye Summer Salads, Hello Autumn Soup!

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    I’m usually sad when the summer ends, but there are some things I always look forward to as fall approaches. One of those things is making soup. When the weather cools down and the humidity goes away I feel an urge to get in the kitchen, turn ...

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  • Aug 26 2013

    Healthy, Kid-Friendly Lunch Ideas

    By Shelley Wishnick

    August is coming to an end. The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler. This can only mean one thing, back to school. Back to a schedule, earlier bed times, new after school activities, homework, and of course, the dreaded prep...

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  • Aug 21 2013

    How Misleading Drug Claims Can Interfere with the Medical Care of Diabetics

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    Over the last decade, there has been the development and approval of a group of medications that fall in the broad category of “incretins.” They are off-shoots of a natural product that we produce called “glucagon like peptide”(GLP). The backg...

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  • Jul 23 2013

    Revamping Cultural Cuisine

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    I was recently speaking to a patient of mine about her diet. Her family does all the cooking but she knows it’s not the healthiest. She wants to change her diet but doesn’t want to stop eating with her family. She’s not alone! Many people, incl...

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  • Jul 17 2013

    Notes from the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    The American Diabetes Association's Scientific Session is an enormous meeting, with close to 20,000 attendees from all over the world. The best and the brightest are there to present papers, debate issues, and express well thought out opinions....

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  • Jun 24 2013

    To Juice or Not to Juice?

    By Shelley Wishnick

    I have a lot of patients who have recently been asking me that question. It seems to be a popular trend right now for weight loss, “detox,” or just as an easy way to add fruits and vegetables to the diet.There are juice stands, juice bars, thre...

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  • Jun 05 2013

    Children, Insulin, and Schools

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    There is an issue that has been in the courts for a number of years. Essentially the question is as to whether a not health care professional should be allowed to administer a preset dose of insulin to a child with diabetes in a school setting....

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