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Jennifer Garner Interview Dr. Anthony Fauci

This is an interview in which both participants try their best to communicate the truth about aspects of this Covid Pandemic important to everyone. This in easily found on Youtube and well worth watching. We should not forget that Dr. Fauci was the voice of the NIH and CDC during the epidemic of HIV in […]

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FDA recalls METFORMIN-ER

There are 17 pharmaceutical companies that make extended release Metformin. It seems that the way the extended release drug is made causes there to be what the FDA has called toxic levels of NDMA which has been associated with causing cancer. Regular Metformin, immediate release is not associated with toxic levels of NDMA and is […]

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Flu Shots 2020

Flu shots will be available starting in October for the 2020  season.  These will be administered by our nursing staff by appointment.  CDC recommends that persons should be receiving their flu shot by the end of October.  It takes 2 weeks for full immunity to develop after the shot and protect from flu virus infection.  […]

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40 years of Type 1

Back in 1979 September first, when I entered an established practice in Oxnard, Diabetes was pretty far from my mind.  I had finished 3 years of internal medicine residency in a great program, passed my boards and had spent my Resident Supervisor year looking for a practice opportunity.  Luckily we found Oxnard and Camarillo. I […]

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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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