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Letters to the Editor Archives

Letters to the Editor

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CGM Continues to Elicit Strong Opinions

In our June/July 2009 issue, we published a letter from reader Sheila Payne, who wrote that we had been far too positive about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in our June/July article Get the Facts on Continuous Glucose Monitoring. Her letter provoked a stack of letters from people who believe that the benefits of CGM substantially outweigh its negatives.  To let you in on the debate, we are reprinting Ms. Payne's thought-provoking letter here, followed by two equally thoughtful responses from readers.

Comments 0 comments - Oct 1, 2009 - * * * * *

Letter to the Editor: Who’s to Blame for the Shortage of CDEs?

Dear Editor,

You are right when you wrote that CDE's were becoming an endangered species, but were you aware that the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) is part of the problem?

Comments 11 comments - Feb 19, 2009 - * * * * *

Letter to the Editor: Reader Responds to Laura Plunkett’s Diabetes Health TV Interview
Letter to the Editor: Reader Responds to Laura Plunkett’s Diabetes Health TV Interview

Dear Laura,

I just finished viewing your clip online.  You seem like a very intelligent and involved mom who decided it was time to take charge.  I applaud you, and I agree with many points you make, but I disagree with your position on food.

Comments 10 comments - Nov 17, 2008 - * * * *

Letter of the Week: Mother Discusses Advocacy in Schools
Letter of the Week: Mother Discusses Advocacy in Schools

I read with interest the article by Cynthia Heinz in which she spoke to her local school board, describing a worst case scenario for a child with severe hypoglycemia. As a veteran parent with 15 years of dealing with diabetes in our local public school, I have a few things to add to the discussion.

Comments 9 comments - Oct 27, 2008 - * * * * *

Mother Disappointed in Nick Jonas
Mother Disappointed in Nick Jonas

Dear Editor,

I felt I needed to write you because of all the press you do on Nick Jonas. I am the mother of a nine-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with type 1 five months ago. I won't describe the horrendous day we found out, but I want to say that I did not want any of the doctors or nurses to say the word “diabetes.” I was so fearful that my daughter would completely fall apart (even more than she already had). I knew she knew what diabetes was because she is a huge fan of Nick Jonas.

Comments 101 comments - Jul 17, 2008 - * * *

Letter of the Week: Reader Reassured in Crisis by <em>Diabetes Health</em> Online Article
Letter of the Week: Reader Reassured in Crisis by Diabetes Health Online Article

Dear Editor:
 
A few weeks ago, I was reading in bed at around one o’clock in the morning. I got up to administer my twice-daily Lantus dose and a small amount of Humalog to "cover" the carbs I'd consumed about an hour earlier.

Comments 1 comment - Jun 26, 2008 - * * * * *

Letter of the Week: Phoenix Lawyer with Diabetes Takes Pro Bono Cases to Help the Phoenix Diabetes Community
Letter of the Week: Phoenix Lawyer with Diabetes Takes Pro Bono Cases to Help the Phoenix Diabetes Community

Dear Editor,

Sometimes the personal challenges we confront lead us to recognize value and opportunities we had not discovered before.  That has been my recent experience, and that’s why I am especially proud to be a member of the Phoenix legal community.

Comments 3 comments - Jun 12, 2008 - * * * * *

Letter of the Week: Mother Caught Between Medtronic and BlueCross BlueShield  Refuses to Give Up
Letter of the Week: Mother Caught Between Medtronic and BlueCross BlueShield Refuses to Give Up

Dear Diabetes Health,

After reading the story in the April/May Diabetes Health about the mother and daughter who won approval from Blue Cross/Blue Shield to pay for the continuous monitor, I wanted to share our story.

Comments 5 comments - Jun 12, 2008 - * * * * *

Letter of the Week: Joan Hoover Says Amphetamines Should Not Be Prescribed to Stop Onset of Type 2 in Overweight Children

Editor's Note: This week's letter is from Joan Hoover, one of our favorite and most outspoken board members. Joan is also our patient advocate advisor. She is a tireless diabetes educator and advocate for people's access to clear, accurate, and unbiased information about the disease. When Joan speaks, we sit up and listen! Her letter is addressed to Editor-in-Chief Scott King and Diabetes Health pharmacy advisory board member R. Keith Campbell. Campbell had commented favorably on news that a doctor had successfully treated obesity in children by prescribing amphetamines.

Comments 7 comments - May 22, 2008 - * * * *

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