Diabetes Language Movement – Free Mini Webinar Friday, Feb 15th

September 18th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Diabetes Language Movement – Free Mini Webinar Friday, Feb 15th

What we say matters. As educators, advocates, spouses, friends, and providers, our use of language can deeply affect the self-view of people living with diabetes everyday. The language used in the health care setting is immensely important in determining the success of the interaction and long term relationships. A judgemental and shaming approach can lead … Continue reading Diabetes Language Movement – Free Mini Webinar Friday, Feb 15th

“Remembering Quincy, a Beloved Koala with Type 1 Diabetes”

February 21st, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on “Remembering Quincy, a Beloved Koala with Type 1 Diabetes”

In the summer of 2018, the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute and San Diego Zoo teamed up to help Quincy, a koala, manage his diabetes. Quincy was well-known for being diagnosed with diabetes and then treated with a CGM (continuous glucose monitor).   “Working with Quincy allowed us to extend our digital technology into an entirely new … Continue reading “Remembering Quincy, a Beloved Koala with Type 1 Diabetes”

“Many Americans Slicing Meat From Their Diet”

February 20th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on “Many Americans Slicing Meat From Their Diet”

A recent study by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore has found that Americans are beginning to cut down on poultry, fish, and red meat consumption. The two primary findings for this study, include the cost of meat products as well as their negative implications towards health and the environment. The … Continue reading “Many Americans Slicing Meat From Their Diet”

Question of the Week – February 19th, 2019

February 19th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week – February 19th, 2019

According to the National Credentialing Board for Diabetes Educators, (NCBDE) the CDE® Exam Content Outline will be updated starting July 1st, 2019. To celebrate this update, we will be basing our 2019 Questions of the Week on this content outline. (See a snippet of the NCBDE content outline to the left or click on it to see the complete … Continue reading Question of the Week – February 19th, 2019

Mindful Monday | Exercise does help prevent depression

February 18th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Mindful Monday | Exercise does help prevent depression

An international study has found a strong link between exercise and depression. Commonly, exercise has been thought to prevent depression, but a study of the genetics of 300,000 people has now confirmed that a lack of exercise can lead to depression.  Past studies have shown a link between lack of exercise and depression, however this … Continue reading Mindful Monday | Exercise does help prevent depression

Free Resource Friday | What We Say Matters, Free Webinar Ready for Viewing

February 15th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | What We Say Matters, Free Webinar Ready for Viewing

Language & Diabetes, What we say matters | Resources What we say matters. As educators, advocates, spouses, friends, and providers, our use of language can deeply affect the self-view of people living with diabetes everyday. The language used in the health care setting is immensely important in determining the success of the interaction and long … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | What We Say Matters, Free Webinar Ready for Viewing

Happy Valentine’s Day | Dark chocolate can lower stress and inflammation, improve memory

February 14th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day | Dark chocolate can lower stress and inflammation, improve memory

Happy Valentine’s Day from Diabetes Education Services! Enjoy something sweet. No guilt required. Recent studies have shown dark chocolate has a positive impact on brain function. The study conducted by Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center found that dark chocolate, with a cacao concentration of at least 70%, reduced stress and inflammation, improved mood, … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day | Dark chocolate can lower stress and inflammation, improve memory

Question of the Week – February 12th, 2019

February 12th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week – February 12th, 2019

According to the National Credentialing Board for Diabetes Educators, (NCBDE) the CDE® Exam Content Outline will be updated starting July 1st, 2019. To celebrate this update, we will be basing our 2019 Questions of the Week on this content outline. (See a snippet of the NCBDE content outline to the left or click on it to see the complete … Continue reading Question of the Week – February 12th, 2019

Mindful Monday | Eat more fiber – live longer

February 11th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Mindful Monday | Eat more fiber – live longer

The benefits of fiber have been supported by over a 100 years of research. A large new study reveals that eating more fiber can lower your risk of developing serious illness over time.  “When compared with those who consume very little fiber, people at the high end of the fiber-eating spectrum saw their risk for … Continue reading Mindful Monday | Eat more fiber – live longer

Free Resource Friday | Diabetes & Language Quiz

February 8th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | Diabetes & Language Quiz

FREE Diabetes & Language | Quiz This four question quiz is inspired by the recent article, “The Use of Language and Diabetes Care” by Dickinson et al. What words we choose, our body gestures and the use of certain terms can have a tremendous impact on our interactions with people living with diabetes. This quiz … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | Diabetes & Language Quiz

Follow Your Gut – February Newsletter is now available!

February 7th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Follow Your Gut – February Newsletter is now available!

February Newsletter now available! by Coach Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE®, BC-ADM     For this newsletter, we appreciate the complex interaction between our state of health or dis-ease and our microbiome. We explore how exercise and immigration impacts microbial health and discuss glucose meter accuracy. Finally, Coach Beverly shares insights into her motivation to hold the first … Continue reading Follow Your Gut – February Newsletter is now available!