Question of the Week | October 22, 2019

October 22nd, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | October 22, 2019

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 – October … Continue reading Question of the Week | October 22, 2019

Why such low MD referrals for National Diabetes Prevention Program?

October 21st, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Why such low MD referrals for National Diabetes Prevention Program?

James Keck, MD, set out to find if adult patients at an academic family medicine clinic, who were actively screened for prediabetes, received a referral to the Diabetes Prevention Program. The research team evaluated the electronic health records of 5,360 adult patients at an academic family medicine clinic to determine whether they received pre-diabetes screening, … Continue reading Why such low MD referrals for National Diabetes Prevention Program?

Free Resource Friday | Navigating Holiday Festivities

October 18th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | Navigating Holiday Festivities

Whether it’s the candy, the turkey, stuffing, or the desserts, the holidays are a difficult time for anyone to eat healthy and avoid weight gain. Experts suggest that the holidays are not the best time to set weight loss goals. Instead, a more realistic approach is to focus on enjoying special events and weight maintenance … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | Navigating Holiday Festivities

Continuous Glucose Monitoring – The key to improving BG?

October 17th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Continuous Glucose Monitoring – The key to improving BG?

A three-year long study showed real time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) was associated with lower A1c levels in people with type 1 diabetes, whether the participants used pumps or multiple daily injections. In the study, participants checked glucose levels using CGM or fingersticks four times per day. Only the real time CGM group had improvements … Continue reading Continuous Glucose Monitoring – The key to improving BG?

Adverse Childhood Experiences impact future health

October 16th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Adverse Childhood Experiences impact future health

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) such as neglect, abuse, household dysfunction, etc. have been found to have a profound impact on health and disease throughout life. Here is the the link to the ACE Screening Tools and more information. The higher the ACE Score, the higher the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental health issues, earlier … Continue reading Adverse Childhood Experiences impact future health

Question of the Week | October 15, 2019

October 15th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | October 15, 2019

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 – October … Continue reading Question of the Week | October 15, 2019

Water & Milk Best for Kids

October 14th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Water & Milk Best for Kids

A panel of experts found that what children drink has a big impact on overall health and development. Kids should drink breast milk, infant formula, water and milk in early childhood – and limit their fruit juice as much as possible. Although the type of milk varies (breast milk, skim, infant formula, etc.) the experts … Continue reading Water & Milk Best for Kids

Free Resource Friday | PocketCards Updated with new Canagliflozin Indication and Oral GLP-1

October 11th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | PocketCards Updated with new Canagliflozin Indication and Oral GLP-1

Canagliflozin (Invokana), an SGLT-2 Inhibitor, just received a new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indication. Adults with type 2 diabetes and diabetes kidney disease who take canagliflozin (Invokana) experience a reduction of: end-stage renal disease worsening kidney function cardiovascular death hospitalization for heart failure This new indication is based on the results of the CREDENCE … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | PocketCards Updated with new Canagliflozin Indication and Oral GLP-1

Avoiding Juicy Answers | Oct 8 Question of the Week Rationale

October 10th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Avoiding Juicy Answers | Oct 8 Question of the Week Rationale

For Question of the week, test takers usually choose the correct answer 70-80% of the time. However, for this Tuesday’s question of the week, only about 23% of respondents chose the correct answer. So, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity for another answer rationale. We’ll explore this question and the best answer in … Continue reading Avoiding Juicy Answers | Oct 8 Question of the Week Rationale

Metformin May Prevent Breast & Other Cancers

October 9th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Metformin May Prevent Breast & Other Cancers

Multiple studies have examined metformin for its potential tumor and cancer fighting ability. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) published such a study in 2016. Researchers found substantial pre-clinical evidence suggesting anti-cancer properties of metformin based on in-vitro and in-vivo analysis. Their analysis suggested metformin could be used as a radiation sensitizer or immunotherapy … Continue reading Metformin May Prevent Breast & Other Cancers

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