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Articles  |   August 2003
Diabetes-Related Clinical Issues Represented by the “Faces of Diabetes”
Author Notes
  • Dr Freeman is chief of the Subsection Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
  • Correspondence to Jeffrey S. Freeman, DO, 4190 City Ave, Suite 324, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1626.E-mail: JeffreyFreemanDO@aol.com 
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Endocrinology / Diabetes
Articles   |   August 2003
Diabetes-Related Clinical Issues Represented by the “Faces of Diabetes”
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 2003, Vol. 103, S14-S17. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 2003, Vol. 103, S14-S17. doi:
Abstract

Members of the “osteopathic medical family” who themselves are patients with diabetes related their medical histories at the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians symposium, “The Faces of Diabetes.” The program was conducted Monday, October 7, 2002, in Las Vegas during the 107th Annual American Osteopathic Association Convention and Scientific Seminar. This article briefly discusses issues in the management of diabetes illustrated by the individual histories. Topics represented by “the faces of diabetes” include diabetes and comorbidities, hypoglycemia in diabetes mellitus, abnormalities associated with insulin-induced hypoglycemia, and diabetes in pregnancy.

 Dr Freeman has received grant/research support from Aventis Pharmaceuticals and has served on speakers bureaus for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and GlaxoSmithKline.