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Flu shots

We will be giving flu shots at the office starting in October.  Please call to let us know that you are coming in.   If you are already scheduled for an appointment October through the end of the year, Rosa will be giving the vaccination at the time of your visit.  The CDC recommends to start […]

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CGM Update

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has become ” state of the art” technology for improving the lives of persons with diabetes.  In these days of intensive diabetes therapy, especially in those both Type 1 and Type2 on insulin, this technology has dramatically improved safety and protection from hypoglycemia.   Hypoglycemia is a major barrier to good […]

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

The Dr. Brand office is teaching starting patients on Contiuous Glucose Monitoring. It is either to use short term 1 week duration and then reviewing the results in order to optimize control of Diabetes, or continuing monitoring as I do myself. I keep my monitor on and it gives me information that includes my blood […]

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EMR

The Dr. Brand office is going to start Electronic Medical Records over the next few months.  So far we have done Electronic Prescribing but The various entities that pay for medical care require that the whole medical record be electronic.  This will require a lot of effort onbehalf of my staff and myself  and I […]

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Diabetes Continues to Move Ahead

It certainly has been awhile since my last effort at blogging. I was just reviewing my last on November 2015. I think that came our rather well and still applies. As you can see on our logo, diabetes control requires balancing the elements of Meal planning, exercise and Medications. When these come into balance, good […]

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2016 ADA Bike Ride

Yes once again, I am riding for the benefit of all persons with Diabetes both type 1 and type 2. It is fascinating to enumerate the advances in understanding and treatment that have happened since I developed Type 1 diabetes in 1980. Because of these advances due to research and education that the American Diabetes […]

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

I would refer you to the web page of the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) for a very informative article on diabetes in addition to a wealth of related information. I hope you all gotr your flu shots. They are available at the office while they last. There are so many new medications for diabetes that […]

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Prevnar 13

I want my patients to be aware of the new pneumonia vaccine. Now recommended for persons over 65 and with chronic medical conditions including diabetes, chronic kidney disease, heart and lung conditions. It increase the number of types of the strep pneumonia types covered. The protection is important and you should take advantage of it. […]

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Direct Marketting

I would like to make you aware of an article that I read today in the LA TIMES business section.  It concerns direct marketing by drug companies and by the company LifeLIne that does procedures such as blood work and unauthorized scans catering to persons who have no medical symptoms that would prompt their physician […]

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Flu shots at the office

This year our office will be starting to give the 2014 shots for influenza on the first of October.  The vaccines have already been ordered and will arrived soon.  Rosa or Evelia will be giving vaccinations to patients with appointments at the time of their office visit.  If you do not have an scheduled appointment, […]

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