Free Resource Friday | Free Exam Prep Webinar for the CDCES Exam

February 21st, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | Free Exam Prep Webinar for the CDCES Exam

Join us on March 10 from 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Get ready to succeed a the CDCES Exam. This course will transform your test anxiety into calm self-confidence and test-taking readiness. We will review sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers. Topics covered include the changes in requirements for 2020, exam eligibility … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | Free Exam Prep Webinar for the CDCES Exam

Tech Thursday | New t:slim X2 Insulin Pumps with Control-IQ Technology

February 20th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Tech Thursday | New t:slim X2 Insulin Pumps with Control-IQ Technology

Tandem Diabetes Care announced the commercial USA launch of the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Control-IQ Technology. The Tandem t:slim X2 with Control-IQ is a hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system.  The Tandem t:slim X2 with Control-IQ is  first and only system cleared to deliver automatic correction boluses in addition to adjusting insulin to prevent high and low blood … Continue reading Tech Thursday | New t:slim X2 Insulin Pumps with Control-IQ Technology

New Triple Combo Pill for Type 2 Diabetes

February 19th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on New Triple Combo Pill for Type 2 Diabetes

The FDA made history last month by approving the first-ever triple combination pill for type 2 diabetes. This medication can help simplify the medication regimen for people living with type 2 diabetes. As the director of the diabetes research unit at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD, … Continue reading New Triple Combo Pill for Type 2 Diabetes

Positioning our Practice for the Future | February Newsletter

February 19th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Positioning our Practice for the Future | February Newsletter

February Newsletter Now Available! Our February Newsletter celebrates the future of diabetes care and education. As we settle into the year with a new title, amazing advances in health tech, and a person-centered approach, we are excited about what’s ahead! Our newsletter and Blog Bites are focused on filling the knowledge gaps while honoring these … Continue reading Positioning our Practice for the Future | February Newsletter

Question of the Week | February 18, 2020

February 18th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | February 18, 2020

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 – February … Continue reading Question of the Week | February 18, 2020

Diabetes Alert Dogs: Reliable Hypoglycemia Sniffers? | Mindful Monday

February 17th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Diabetes Alert Dogs: Reliable Hypoglycemia Sniffers? | Mindful Monday

Many people with type 1 diabetes purchase dogs specifically trained to detect hypoglycemia and alert the owner of impending low blood sugar. The dogs can cost thousands of dollars and are often described as “lifesaving”. Unfortunately, some of the dog training companies have faced lawsuits or complaints from consumers that the dogs are not effective. … Continue reading Diabetes Alert Dogs: Reliable Hypoglycemia Sniffers? | Mindful Monday

Free Resource Friday | Diabetes Self-Care Resources

February 14th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | Diabetes Self-Care Resources

We want to send a big thank you to one of our community members, Rachel Newman, RN, who forwarded us these amazing resources! Below is a list of resources that range from tips to managing diabetes through nutrition and sleep, the health impacts of diabetes and aging, financial assistance, and tips on how to discuss … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | Diabetes Self-Care Resources

MiniMed 600 Series Class I Recall | Tech Thursday

February 13th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on MiniMed 600 Series Class I Recall | Tech Thursday

Medtronic has recalled certain MiniMed 600 Series insulin pumps for delivering incorrect insulin dosing. Medtronic has recalled the following pump models: Model 630G distributed Sept 2016 to Oct 2019 Model 670G distributed June 2017 to Aug 2019 The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.  Use of … Continue reading MiniMed 600 Series Class I Recall | Tech Thursday

Sugar Sweetened Beverages Increase Diabetes Risk

February 12th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Sugar Sweetened Beverages Increase Diabetes Risk

In a 2019 study published in Diabetes Care, researchers evaluated the associations between long term consumption of sugary beverages and the risk of type 2 diabetes. These sugary beverages included both sugar-sweetened beverages, (SSBs) artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) as well as 100% fruit juice. After adjustment for BMI and lifestyle covariates, the study found that: … Continue reading Sugar Sweetened Beverages Increase Diabetes Risk

Question of the Week | February 11, 2020

February 11th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | February 11, 2020

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 – February … Continue reading Question of the Week | February 11, 2020