January/February 2005
EDITOR'S PAGE

Quality of Life for DN Patients
By Aaron I. Vinik, MD, PhD, Associate Medical Editor

NEWS
January / February 2005

TODAY'S PRACTICE

Depressed Diabetic Patients Often Have More Symptoms
Reviewed by Evette J. Ludman, PhD

Equity in Care Could Save More Lives Than Technological Advances
Reviewed by Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH

ISSUES IN DIABETES

Body Fat Distribution and the Development of Diabetes
By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

National Plan for Action Devoted to Detect, Prevent, Treat Diabetes
By Laura Suarez, Associate Editor

NEUROPATHY

Intractable Diabetic Foot Ulcers Require Aggressive Treatment
Reviewed by Satoshi Itami, MD

Fidarestat Improved Symptoms of Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Reviewed by Nigishi Hotta, MD

RETINOPATHY

Early Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy in the Primary Diabetes Care Setting
By Neil Brooks, MD

Blood Pressure Control Can Reduce Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy
Reviewed by David R. Matthews, FRCP

NEPHROPATHY

Microalbuminuria in Type 2 Diabetes
By Giuseppe Remuzzi, MD, FRCP

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

CONFERENCE COVERAGE

INDUSTRY NEWS AND INNOVATIONS

CONFERENCE CALENDAR

5 QUESTIONS WITH AARON I. VINIK, MD PHD