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American Podiatrists Hold a Podiatric CME Program In Israel November 15-24, 2015

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On November 15, 2015 Dr Paul Scherer, Dr Larry Harkless and Dr Marlene Reid will lead a group of American trained podiatrists on a educational mission to Israel. The group will meet up with Israeli podiatrists. The educational program will be issued 20+ CME from Western College of Podiatric Medicine. This programe will be hosted by American Healthcare Professionals and Friends of Medicne in Israel (APF). Click here to view the 2015 Podiatric Scientific Mission in Israel brochure. 


ADA'S New Clinical Practice Recommendations Promote A1c Test

The American Diabetes Association's (ADA) new Clinical Practice Recommendations being published as a supplement of the January issue of Diabetes Care call for the addition of the A1c test as a means of diagnosing diabetes and identifying pre-diabetes. The test has been recommended for year a s measure of how well people are doing to keep their blood glucose levels under control.

Under the new recommendations, which are revised every year to reflect the most current available scientific research, an A1c of 5.7 – 6.4 percent would indicate that blood glucose levels were in the pre-diabetic range, meaning higher than normal but not yet high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. That diagnosis would occur once levels rose to an A1c of 6.5 percent or higher.

The ADA recommends that most people with diabetes maintain a goal of keeping A1c levels at or below 7 percent in order to properly manage their disease. Research shows that controlling blood glucose levels helps to prevent serious diabetes-related complications, such as kidney disease, nerve damage and problems with the eyes and gums.

Source: Diabetes Care via Diabetes in Control