Hospital staff or other physicians would never consider changing a chemo or dialysis order. But when it comes to insulin, it’s open season. This needs to stop.
Melissa Young, MD
When is a lab critical value a true critical value? That is the question that needs to be answered so that we can put an end to 5 am phone calls from the lab--to me.
Who’s in charge of a multidisciplinary team caring for a single patient? Ideally it shouldn’t matter if—and it’s a big if—members can communicate and work together.
"When I went to school, all we had was insulin and sulfonylureas...metformin was a big deal when it came out." With new drugs approved every year now, how do you decide when to try them?
Online support groups, YouTube videos on injection technique, healthy lifestyle sites--good patient information abounds on the Web. But so do the bad and the ugly. I try to help my patients discriminate; I'm not always successful.
Home glucose monitoring benefits patient and physician alike, but getting test strips is harder than ordering a PET scan. Why?