Volume 20 - Issue 2 - February 2007

Diabetes Watch »

Can Incretin Mimetics Improve Beta Cell Dysfunction

By Mackenzi Nelson, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM | 7341 reads | 0 comments

      Since the discovery of diabetes, researchers have worked diligently to extend the life expectancy of those affected by diabetes. From the advent of insulin in 1921 until the present day, advances in medical management have had a very significant impact on life expectancy and glycemic control in this population.1 Helpful treatments ranging from diet and exercise to oral drug therapy and exogenous insulin have steady advances in the treatment of this patient population.

      Medications that are currently available for the management of blood gl



Practice Builders »

Understanding The Allure Of A Multispecialty Group Practice

By Glenn Weinraub, DPM | 6934 reads | 0 comments

      As I was channel surfing the other night, something caught my eye. It was the Discovery channel and I was looking at a huge herd of some hoofed animal. They looked pleasant enough and at peace with the world. Then a lioness came out of nowhere and whacked one of the older animals. Indeed, this particular life and death struggle on the Serengeti reminds me of why a group practice makes so much sense today.

      That lioness could just as easily have been an insurance company executive and the herd could have been the group practice. In this case, the herd



Orthotics Q&A »

Inside Insights On Evidence-Based Orthotic Therapy

Guest Clinical Editor: Lawrence Huppin, DPM | 13215 reads | 0 comments

      Given the increased emphasis on evidence-based medicine, our expert panelists review the impact of literature findings upon their prescription of custom foot orthoses for different pathologies.

      Q: Is there evidence in the literature to support the use of functional orthotic devices?

      A: The only supporting evidence relative to orthotic treatment of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) are studies of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs), according to Doug Richie Jr., DPM. Regarding PTTD, he says the evidence is “quite imp