AR is a 39-year-old on an insulin pump and CGM. AR’s basal rates are: 1.7 units from 10 pm to 6 am and 1.6 units from 6 am to 10 pm. AR’s insulin to carb ratio is 1:15 and the correction is 1:50 with a blood sugar target of 100-120. When looking at AR’s report, they … Continue reading Question of the Week | Fixing the Lows, Sept 22, 2020
Today, let’s celebrate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and consider the impact of her legacy on our lives. In spite of a tough childhood filled with loss and numerous obstacles through her adult life, Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RGB) persevered and became a champion for equality. She believed that equal justice under the law should … Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg – A Note of Appreciation from a Diabetes Nurse
We received dozens of applications for our Making a Difference Scholarship. Even better, an anonymous donor generously contributed two additional scholarships, so we able to award four scholarships in total. Each scholar winner is awarded CDCES Deluxe Online Prep Bundle | 44+ CEs plus additional study tools (a value of over $450) to acknowledge their service. It was … Continue reading You’re Invited to Celebrate | Diabetes Scholarship Recipients
Our September 8, 2020, Question of the week quizzed test takers on a complicated case study that asked what was the most important information to share with a person starting on a GLP-1 Receptor Agonist. Although 55% of respondents chose the correct answer, 45% did not. We thought that this was an important topic to … Continue reading Sept 8, 2020 | Rationale of the Week
Over 50% of people living with diabetes have fatty liver disease. Over the next 20 years, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and type 2 diabetes will account for 65,000 transplants, 1.37 million cardiovascular-related deaths, and 812,000 liver-related deaths. These statistics are from a 2020 article in Diabetes Care, Economic and Clinical Burden of Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis in Patients … Continue reading Liver Disease and Diabetes – Should We be Screening?
A 42-year-old woman arrives with an A1c of 10.3%, BMI of 32 and states she is ready to take better care of her type 1 diabetes. She uses a Freestyle Libre Sensor and takes 3-4 injections of insulin a day. Both her parents have type 2 diabetes and she says her diabetes was diagnosed after … Continue reading Question of the Week | September 15, 2020
We are excited to announce the new Diabetes Flower Scholarship. We are awarding two of these scholarships a year, valued at over $500 each. These scholarships are available due to the generous contribution of a dear colleague, friend, co-instructor, and mentor. Our donor worked as a Nurse Practitioner and Diabetes Specialist, serving her community, plus … Continue reading Diabetes Educator Flower Scholarship
Today’s blog provides a moment to pause and acknowledge the pain that the earth and many of us are experiencing from fires, the pandemic and intense weather events. I want to share this blessing with our community and let you know that you are important and treasured. With affection, Coach Beverly We Hold the Earth … Continue reading Earth Blessing