Preparing For the CDCES Exam 2020 Free Webinar | June 2, 2020

May 22nd, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Preparing For the CDCES Exam 2020 Free Webinar | June 2, 2020

FREE webinar, June 2, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  (PST) Unsure about changes in 2020? Coach Beverly offers this FREE webinar to help get you to prepare for the CDCES Exam. All her tips and tricks are meant to ease your mind and reflect the updates to the CDCES content outline. Topics Covered … Continue reading Preparing For the CDCES Exam 2020 Free Webinar | June 2, 2020

Update for CMS Guidelines for CGM Coverage | Tech Thursday

May 21st, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Update for CMS Guidelines for CGM Coverage | Tech Thursday

Last week we posted a blog titled “CMS Updates For CGM Coverage,” which on the surface seemed like very exciting, impactful changes on CMS regulations for CGM coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. After sharing this post, members of our community let us know that although CMS guidelines have been relaxed in writing, this hasn’t translated … Continue reading Update for CMS Guidelines for CGM Coverage | Tech Thursday

Top 7 Superfoods | Some That May Surprise You

May 20th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Top 7 Superfoods | Some That May Surprise You

Figuring out what foods are “super” healthy is challenging for people with diabetes and health care professionals alike. An article from Outside Magazine has attempted to sort fact from fiction. They have ranked the top superfoods based on scientific evidence. It is worth noting that not one superfood going to make people healthy. We have … Continue reading Top 7 Superfoods | Some That May Surprise You

Question of the Week – Counting Carbs | May 19, 2020

May 19th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week – Counting Carbs | May 19, 2020

LS uses an insulin pump and the 500 rule for carbohydrate coverage.  For breakfast, LS plans to eat ½ cup of oatmeal, 3/4 cup of blueberries, a cup of skim milk, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and a cup of coffee with a packet of Splenda.  Her insulin to carb ratio is 1 to 12 … Continue reading Question of the Week – Counting Carbs | May 19, 2020

Medical Nutrition Therapy + Meal Planning | Virtual Course with Dana Armstrong | May 27th – 4.0 CEs

May 18th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Medical Nutrition Therapy + Meal Planning | Virtual Course with Dana Armstrong | May 27th – 4.0 CEs

Diabetes Intensive with Dana Armstrong, RD, CDCES | Medical Nutrition Therapy + Meal Planning Join Dana Armstrong, RD, CDCES, a trailblazer and thought leader, for a lively and intensive review of the latest in Medical Nutrition Therapy with immediate application to your clinical practice. Dana combines the newest findings, her clinical experiences, plus the ADA … Continue reading Medical Nutrition Therapy + Meal Planning | Virtual Course with Dana Armstrong | May 27th – 4.0 CEs

Has Access to CGM Coverage Improved with CMS updates? We want to hear from you!

May 15th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Has Access to CGM Coverage Improved with CMS updates? We want to hear from you!

Yesterday, we shared our blog about the CMS Updates For CGM Coverage. These updates made us feel hopeful that people with diabetes would have fewer barriers and improved access to CGM devices. After sharing this post, members of our community let us know that although CMS guidelines have been relaxed in writing, this hasn’t translated … Continue reading Has Access to CGM Coverage Improved with CMS updates? We want to hear from you!

CMS Updates For CGM Coverage | Tech Thursday

May 13th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on CMS Updates For CGM Coverage | Tech Thursday

Disclaimer: We always strive to give accurate information with our blogs. For this article, we discovered we need to dig deeper into this topic to make sure we got it absolutely right. If you have any information on this content, please click here to visit our survey to update us. We have positive news to … Continue reading CMS Updates For CGM Coverage | Tech Thursday

Telehealth and DSMT | Latest Updates from CMS

May 13th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Telehealth and DSMT | Latest Updates from CMS

As Diabetes Specialists, we want to ensure the safety of patients and colleagues, while providing diabetes care to those who may be the most vulnerable and isolated during this pandemic. According to the CARES Act, Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) can be provided to patients via telehealth during the pandemic. Though the original regulations had many … Continue reading Telehealth and DSMT | Latest Updates from CMS

Question of the Week | May 12, 2020

May 12th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | May 12, 2020

LS is a 16-year-old with type 1 diabetes for the past 3 years.  The most recent A1c is 9.3%.  LS covers carbs using a 1:15 carb/insulin ratio and takes basal insulin at night. After the parents leave the room, LS tells you they are so tired of checking blood sugars and taking insulin four times … Continue reading Question of the Week | May 12, 2020

Insulin Cost Savings | Resources for Diabetes Specialists

May 11th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Insulin Cost Savings | Resources for Diabetes Specialists

Written by Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES & ADCES 2020 Diabetes Educator of the year The cost of insulin is a real problem. It can lead to insulin rationing and at its worst, people have died due to a lack of insulin. A recent survey reported that 26% of respondents living in the … Continue reading Insulin Cost Savings | Resources for Diabetes Specialists

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