Michael Kleerekoper, MD, MACE, has joined the faculty at the University of Toledo Medical School where he is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and section chief of the Endocrinology Division. The author of numerous journal studies, Dr. Kleerekoper serves on the editorial boards for Endocrine Today, Endocrine Practice, Journal of Clinical Densitometry, Journal of Women's Health, Osteoporosis International and Calcified Tissue International. Dr. Kleerekoper is also a founding board member of the newly formed Academy of Women’s Health.

Steroid therapy and osteoporosis — worth repeating

June 16, 2010

Some months ago I reported the story of a 42-year-old fireman who sustained several vertebral fractures at work because he had been on steroids for management of…

Some do’s and don’ts of DXA reporting

May 28, 2010

I have written about this before, but the message is not getting through. These comments are as important for those receiving DXA reports as they are for those doing the…

Check out these lab reports!

May 18, 2010

Recently, I wrote about problems I encounter with reports of bone density studies.

Bisphosphonates are both effective and safe

May 13, 2010

I cannot recall the last patient I saw in my clinic referred for an osteoporosis-related issue who wasn’t more aware of the side effects of bisphosphonate therapy…

DXA scans

April 28, 2010

Please check that the persons doing DXA scans on your patients know what they are doing.

A picture is worth a thousand words — continuous glucose monitoring

April 16, 2010

These graphs show the three-day continuous glucose monitoring data for two patients in whom type 2 diabetes is being treated with insulin and oral therapy. The system in…

The vitamin D hype is just that — at least for now

April 12, 2010

The vitamin D receptor is ubiquitous and there are several basic science studies documenting a role for active metabolites of vitamin D in systems other than bone —…

Drug therapy — not an exact science

March 19, 2010

During the past several weeks, I have seen a large number of banner headlines across the country reporting adverse effects of diabetes therapies and for osteoporosis…

Diabetes care in a down economy – put (a) spring in your step

March 10, 2010

(With lots of help from Betty Schulz and Michele Tatro whose dedication to patient care deserves recognition.)

Too much to handle at once

March 8, 2010

A 33-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes came to the clinic for help adjusting her insulin pump therapy. She had been on the insulin pump since shortly after her…