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[IP] BG levels in hospitals, BG strips

The Diabetes in Control.com newsletter (Tues., July 23) has an article
relating to the advantages of controlling the blood sugars of
hospital/surgical/intensive care patients and how this is currently "not"
being addressed by far too many doctors, including endos.


Dr. Joe (Prendergast), The Diabetes Doctor (for those of you who do not get
the daily free email he sends) noted from a diabetes journal, the following:

"a small group of patients was divided into those who paid for their strips
and those who were given them free.  Those who received the free strips
checked their glucose far more often than those who paid for theirs.  It is
well established that the more you test, the better control of your

Of course you knew that!

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