Free Resource Friday | Free Teaching Resources

August 23rd, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | Free Teaching Resources

There are a number of websites that offer FREE handouts for diabetes education and ready-to-download resources, all conveniently collected on our Teaching Resources Page! We always highlight a free resource each Friday as a way to give back. Sign up for our blog below to stay up to date on all the resources available to … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | Free Teaching Resources

New “Time in Range Targets” provide clear goals for CGM

August 22nd, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on New “Time in Range Targets” provide clear goals for CGM

Providers and people living with diabetes are increasingly taking advantage of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology. CGM’s offer real time blood glucose levels with more convenience and less fingersticks. However, utilization of CGM technology in routine clinical practice remains relatively low. This under-use may be due in part to unfamiliarity with the technology aspects and … Continue reading New “Time in Range Targets” provide clear goals for CGM

Intermittent Fasting Reduces Hunger?

August 21st, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Intermittent Fasting Reduces Hunger?

A new study shows intermittent fasting may help reduce hunger and promote weight loss. The typical American mealtimes occur during a 12-hour window, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Intermittent fasting is a strategy of limiting down the amount of hours spent eating, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This small study compared two groups … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting Reduces Hunger?

Question of the Week | August 20, 2019

August 20th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | August 20, 2019

Our Diabetes Detective Team scans the diabetes news to discover the most relevant info that Diabetes Educators need in their daily practice. We post one daily Blog Byte from Monday to Friday. And of course, Tuesday is our Question of the Week. It’s Informative and FREE!  Sign up below! Question of the Week – August … Continue reading Question of the Week | August 20, 2019

Good News – Dark Chocolate Reduces Depression Risk and Stress

August 19th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Good News – Dark Chocolate Reduces Depression Risk and Stress

A study from the University College London, published in Depression & Anxiety showed an association between eating dark chocolate, and lessening symptoms of depression. This study isolated the effects of dark chocolate only, avoiding variables such as socioeconomic status, which they believed could “confound the association between chocolate and depression.” The study showed significantly lower … Continue reading Good News – Dark Chocolate Reduces Depression Risk and Stress

Free Resource Friday | Medication PocketCard Download

August 16th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | Medication PocketCard Download

Our Medication PocketCards are packed full of fantastic information, including insulin and injectable medications with action times and dosing information, and oral medications with dosing and side effects. Critical information on insulin pumps, calculations, and continuous glucose monitors can be found in our newest Technology Toolkit, premiering August 20 & 23, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m. … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | Medication PocketCard Download

Hybrid Insulin Pump Use Lowers A1c

August 15th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Hybrid Insulin Pump Use Lowers A1c

The MiniMed 670G is the first FDA approved closed loop insulin delivery system. The pump in combination with a glucose sensor, provides and adjusts basal insulin based on an internal algorithm coupled with continuous glucose readings. This system has an added safety feature of suspending insulin delivery before blood sugars take a dive into dangerous … Continue reading Hybrid Insulin Pump Use Lowers A1c

MiniMed Insulin Pumps Could Malfunction on Flights

August 14th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on MiniMed Insulin Pumps Could Malfunction on Flights

In July 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued alerts on Medtronic’s 600-series MiniMed insulin pumps. It appears that when air pressure changes quickly, such as during take-off or landing, the device’s keypad buttons could temporarily become “unresponsive”. This means that users may not be able to program a bolus or suspend delivery, … Continue reading MiniMed Insulin Pumps Could Malfunction on Flights

Question of the Week | August 13, 2019

August 13th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | August 13, 2019

Our Diabetes Detective Team scans the diabetes news to discover the most relevant info that Diabetes Educators need in their daily practice. We post one daily Blog Byte from Monday to Friday. And of course, Tuesday is our Question of the Week. It’s Informative and FREE!  Sign up below! Question of the Week – August … Continue reading Question of the Week | August 13, 2019

Gratitude Associated with Improved A1c in Kids with Type 1

August 12th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Gratitude Associated with Improved A1c in Kids with Type 1

The University of Auckland in New Zealand has released a new study showing a positive association between gratitude journaling and A1c levels in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. 60 adolescents were assigned either to 8 weeks of gratitude journaling, where they had to list three positive aspects of their life, compared to adolescents who did … Continue reading Gratitude Associated with Improved A1c in Kids with Type 1