A quick note from Gary: ‘Tis NOT the Season to Slow Down
So much for those “lazy hazy crazy” days of summer. Despite sleep-inducing temperatures and a pandemic that has brought so much of life to a grinding halt, life with diabetes goes on. With our virus risk rising in step with glucose levels, our need to manage diabetes effectively has never been more important. The good news is that researchers are plowing ahead to develop better forms of treatment.
The American Diabetes Association held its annual Scientific Sessions on-schedule in June, using a virtual format instead of the usual massive in-person conference. Although I missed the opportunity to re-connect with many colleagues, there was still a great deal to learn and discover. For example, we are about to see the launch of a once-WEEKLY basal insulin and a new ultra-rapid insulin. Researchers have discovered a strong relationship between sleep quality/quantity and glucose control, and new definitions of hypoglycemia are in the works. Novel methods for preventing hypoglycemia during exercise were presented, as well as the pros/cons of various non-insulin treatments for type-1 diabetes.
I managed to stay focused long enough to attend symposia on 11 different topics (hey… there are still plenty of distractions out there, especially for someone like me with zero attention-span!). For your convenience, I put together a summary that is posted on our blog: ADA Scientific Sessions 2020 Report. It’s a quick and easy read, but if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a note. Things have been busy here at IDS (June 2020 was our busiest month ever), but we’re never too busy for you. If you are interested in learning more and applying the latest & greatest methods in diabetes management, set up some time to speak with one of our outstanding clinicians. Our phone number is +1 (610) 642-6055, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.