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What is your top 2009 goal for your patients?
Lower their A1Cs.
 
Help them start an exercise routine.
 
Work on logging blood sugars.
 
Get them to join support groups.
 
Make sure they have an eye exam.
 
Encourage more regular dental visits.
 
Help them eat more balanced meals.
 
Other
 

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by Brenda Bell
Occasionally my mailbox or follow-the-link browsing will come up with something discussing whether (and if so, when) to ease the restrictions on treatment goals when the patient is elderly, arguing either to favor a higher quality of remaining life (lifestyle choices less limited by chronic illness) or to take into consideration geriatric cognitive decline (aka "senility") and simplify, as much as possible, the regimen. While the goal of medicine is, obviously, not to...