Diabetes Ed Course – Open for Registration

April 28th, 2017 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Diabetes Ed Course – Open for Registration

Diabetes Ed Course Earn 32 CEs in San Diego  Sept 6-8, 2017 1.  Achieve Success at the CDE®* Taking the CDE® or BC-ADM Exam or need an update? Our two and a half day engaging and lively intensive course is a perfect match. Thousands of Diabetes Ed Course Graduates have successfully passed their CDE® exam.  “What an … Continue reading Diabetes Ed Course – Open for Registration

Walk with us to the Moon

April 28th, 2017 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Walk with us to the Moon

Walk with Us.  We are reaching for the moon. Please submit your weekly miles each Thursday by clicking on the link below! Provide your name and email for special prizes, discounts and recognition! Once we reach the moon, Coach Beverly will raffle off $300 of Online Courses for FREE! Each week we will post total … Continue reading Walk with us to the Moon

Diabetes Prevention Campaign

April 28th, 2017 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Diabetes Prevention Campaign

Prevention Campaign Resources Help patients and communities prevent diabetes!  Over 30% of Americans are living with prediabetes. Most don’t know they have it. As diabetes detectives, we can help find prediabetes and encourage people to take action starting today to prevent moving over to type 2 diabetes. Looking for Tools to help patients and communities … Continue reading Diabetes Prevention Campaign

Cancer and Diabetes

April 28th, 2017 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Cancer and Diabetes

This  blog explores the relationship between cancer and diabetes. We differentiate the risk of cancer for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Lastly, we explore the importance of diabetes educators in promoting lifestyle change and being involved early detection and cancer prevention. Together, we can help those living with diabetes take early action … Continue reading Cancer and Diabetes

Sound the Alert Day – Take Action

March 26th, 2017 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Sound the Alert Day – Take Action

An estimated 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and 90 percent of them don’t know they have it. Prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes and its many serious complications. It’s crucial for people to know their risk because prediabetes can be reversed with healthy food choices, weight loss, exercise, other lifestyle changes and medication. On … Continue reading Sound the Alert Day – Take Action

Diabetes and Pregnancy Goal Updates

January 10th, 2017 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Diabetes and Pregnancy Goal Updates

Section 13 – Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy These are the updated guidelines from the 2017 ADA Standards of Care, Section 13 page S115. Insulin treatment of Choice – insulin was emphasized as the treatment of choice in pregnancy based on the concerns about the concentration of metformin on the fetal side of the placenta … Continue reading Diabetes and Pregnancy Goal Updates

Insulin Dosing for Enteral / Parenteral Feedings

January 10th, 2017 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Insulin Dosing for Enteral / Parenteral Feedings

Diabetes Educators often ask for guidelines to manage BG Levels while patients are on parenteral or tube feedings. Here is a handy little chart that I was published in the 2017 Standards of Care, in section 14, Diabetes Care in the Hospital (page s124).  I think if offers some sound, practical guidelines that we can … Continue reading Insulin Dosing for Enteral / Parenteral Feedings

Staging of Type 1 Diabetes

January 9th, 2017 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Staging of Type 1 Diabetes

From ADA Standards of Care 2017 – Page S12 The rate of progression is dependent on the age at first detection of antibody, number of antibodies, antibody specificity, and antibody titer. Glucose and A1C levels rise well before the clinical onset of diabetes, making diagnosis feasible well before the onset of DKA. Three distinct stages … Continue reading Staging of Type 1 Diabetes

iHealth Gluco Pro

December 20th, 2016 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on iHealth Gluco Pro

iHealth Gluco Pro – A Real-Life Tool for CDEs® iHealth Gluco Pro is a diabetes management application and clinical practice tool that helps Certified Diabetes Educators, (CDEs®) maintain a real-connection with their patients between visits. It allows patients with diabetes to share their blood sugar levels, physical activity, nutrition intake, and medication with their educator. … Continue reading iHealth Gluco Pro

Cost Of Insulin – Get Ready for Sticker Shock

December 16th, 2016 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Cost Of Insulin – Get Ready for Sticker Shock

The cost of insulin continues to rise dramatically and steadily, especially in the past few years. The American Diabetes Association just published the 2017 Standards of Care! Section 8 Reviews the average wholesale price per 1000 units of insulin as listed in the chart below.  Thank you ADA for sharing this incredibly useful and powerful … Continue reading Cost Of Insulin – Get Ready for Sticker Shock

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