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Edward C. Chao, DO

Edward C. Chao, DO

Dr. Chao practices at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency in internal medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Chao’s interests include diabetes research and medical education.

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One of the fundamental facets of being a physician is continual learning. Shouldn’t we also pursue this in other areas, especially leadership?

How do you screen for gestational diabetes? Our blogger reviews the one- and two-step strategies.

Under what circumstances may fructosamine levels be useful in monitoring glucose control?

How would you treat glucose excursions in a patient treated with prednisone?

When faced with a challenging diagnosis, does one test fit all?

Our blogger discusses potential issues your patients may face with self-monitoring of blood glucose and offers troubleshooting tips.

With the holidays upon us, this month’s topic is a timely one – diet/physical activity misconceptions you may hear from patients and their families.

The world of diabetes treatment saw another momentous change when the FDA approved the first closed-loop insulin delivery system. What's next?

Have you ever treated a patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who doesn’t fit the usual body habitus?

Not all patients fit neatly into type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Our blogger shares clinical tips for identifying & treating ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes.


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