Question of the Week | April 7, 2020

April 7th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | April 7, 2020

BT has had type 1 diabetes for 12 years and is complaining of feeling full and sometimes nauseated after meals, especially after consuming salads. Which of the following conditions is BT most likely experiencing? Food intolerance syndrome Celiac disease Chron’s disease Gastroparesis Click here to test your knowledge! Want more practice questions?Join us live today … Continue reading Question of the Week | April 7, 2020

Meet Diana Isaacs – Educator of the Year & Download Insulin Toolkit

April 6th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Meet Diana Isaacs – Educator of the Year & Download Insulin Toolkit

Dr. Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES is a remarkable human, diabetes expert and advocate. She is the recipient of the prestigious 2020 AADE Educator of the Year Award and is the president of AADE’s Ohio Coordinating Body in addition to many other leadership and volunteer activities. She is the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) … Continue reading Meet Diana Isaacs – Educator of the Year & Download Insulin Toolkit

ADA COVID-19 Resource Page | Free Resource Friday

April 3rd, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on ADA COVID-19 Resource Page | Free Resource Friday

For this week’s Free Resource Friday, we wanted to share with you the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) COVID-19 resource page. This page includes: Webinars – a list of COVID-19 related webinars, such as COVID-19 & Diabetes: Considerations for Healthcare Professionals & Planning Sick Days for Your Patients During Covid-19 Podcast Many other resources such as … Continue reading ADA COVID-19 Resource Page | Free Resource Friday

isCGMs May Reduce Hospital Visits | Tech Thursday

April 2nd, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on isCGMs May Reduce Hospital Visits | Tech Thursday

A Belgian study shows that intermittently scanned CGMs (isCGM) can reduce episodes of hypoglycemia and diabetes-related hospital visits in people with type 1 diabetes which can improve or stabilize their quality of life. In this study conducted by Pieter Gillard, MD, Ph.D., the assistant head of the clinic in the department of endocrinology at University Hospitals Leuven and associate … Continue reading isCGMs May Reduce Hospital Visits | Tech Thursday

COVID-19, Sick Days and Diabetes | Teaching Handout

April 1st, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on COVID-19, Sick Days and Diabetes | Teaching Handout

“What do I do if I get sick or get COVID-19”? This is a critical topic to discuss during our during telehealth visits or in-person meetings with people with diabetes. Infections, whether COVID-19 or the flu, can lead to a hyperglycemic crisis if not thoughtfully managed. Sick Day Plans are crucial. Free Sick Day and … Continue reading COVID-19, Sick Days and Diabetes | Teaching Handout

Question of the Week | March 31, 2020

March 31st, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | March 31, 2020

JR is 27 with Type 1 diabetes and is very worried about getting COVID-19 since they work in a local grocery store.  They ask you what they should do if they get COVID-19? Which of the following statements is accurate regarding sick day management with COVID-19? Seek immediate medical attention if lips or face become … Continue reading Question of the Week | March 31, 2020

Mindful Monday | Wisdom on Slowing Down

March 30th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Mindful Monday | Wisdom on Slowing Down

Dearest community, I miss hanging out with you. But now is a time to be present with ourselves. This weekend, I considered finding my crochet hooks and making an afghan. I finished 2 books, made banana bread, mashed potatoes and put old books in a donate box. Our family has played dozens of games of … Continue reading Mindful Monday | Wisdom on Slowing Down

Free CDCES Exam Prep Webinar & Exam Scheduling Update | Free Resource Friday

March 27th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free CDCES Exam Prep Webinar & Exam Scheduling Update | Free Resource Friday

Join us on April 2nd 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 … Continue reading Free CDCES Exam Prep Webinar & Exam Scheduling Update | Free Resource Friday

Small Patch Insulin Delivery | Tech Thursday

March 26th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Small Patch Insulin Delivery | Tech Thursday

An exciting new insulin delivery system for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes might be on the horizon! Designed by Zhen Gu, Ph.D. and a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina, this new system, a small glucose-responsive insulin patch, could be the next generation of insulin delivery. “We have designed a patch for diabetes … Continue reading Small Patch Insulin Delivery | Tech Thursday

Delivered Food – Is it safe? Answers and Resources

March 25th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Delivered Food – Is it safe? Answers and Resources

As Americans strive to shelter-in-place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, many are wondering about the safety of take out or delivered food. North Carolina State University has put together the handout below to address this concern. NCSU has also put together a series of information sheets on food safety and a myriad of other … Continue reading Delivered Food – Is it safe? Answers and Resources