Free Resource Friday | 2020 (Vision Needed to View) ADA Injectables Algorithm

January 16th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | 2020 (Vision Needed to View) ADA Injectables Algorithm

Happy Friday! As I get older, font sizes seem to be getting smaller. Excited to see the updated Injectables Algorithm, I turned my ADA Book to Standard 9 and quickly realized that in order to read the print, I had to hold the page inches from my nose. And there was no way could I … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | 2020 (Vision Needed to View) ADA Injectables Algorithm

Standards of Care 2020 Update

January 15th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Standards of Care 2020 Update

This time of year is always exciting as the new ADA Standards of Care are released. The 2020 version incorporates these 2019 Living Standard Updates, along with a lot of additional information that impacts our practice. Here are some highlights that particularly caught my attention: The Intensifying Injectables Algorithm for Type 2 was simplified and … Continue reading Standards of Care 2020 Update

Avoiding Juicy Answers | QoW Rationale

January 15th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Avoiding Juicy Answers | QoW Rationale

For Question of the week, QoW, test takers usually choose the correct answer 70-80% of the time. However, for one question of the week, about 55% 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 more … Continue reading Avoiding Juicy Answers | QoW Rationale

Question of the Week | January 14, 2020

January 14th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | January 14, 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 – January … Continue reading Question of the Week | January 14, 2020

Mindful Monday | One Drop: Expanding the Reach of CDCES’s

January 13th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Mindful Monday | One Drop: Expanding the Reach of CDCES’s

A company called One Drop has gone public with a new solution to maintaining glucose levels. The program connects each participant with a dedicated Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist or personal health coach to help them navigate and manage their conditions. Their product includes a blood glucose meter, a lancing device, 50 test strips, … Continue reading Mindful Monday | One Drop: Expanding the Reach of CDCES’s

Free Resource Friday | CDE® Coach App- Includes 2020 ADA Standards of care

January 10th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | CDE® Coach App- Includes 2020 ADA Standards of care

Did you know? Our App includes: 2020 Standards of Care, both in full and in convenient topical sections Question of the Week Medication PocketCards (updated in 2020) Free Quizzes and much more! 2020 app name change. We are updating our app name to DiabetedEd Coach App | Prep for CDCES in the next few weeks. … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | CDE® Coach App- Includes 2020 ADA Standards of care

Novo Insulin New Affordability Options

January 9th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Novo Insulin New Affordability Options

Over the past few years, providers and advocacy groups rallied to make insulin affordable for all people with diabetes. In line with other insulin manufacturers, starting on January 2nd of this year, Novo Nordisk launched a discounted insulin program to help improve access to insulin. My$99 Insulin Cash Card Program: By using the Cash Card … Continue reading Novo Insulin New Affordability Options

A1c or Ambulatory Glucose Profile?

January 8th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on A1c or Ambulatory Glucose Profile?

The 2020 ADA Standard Six, reviews Glycemic Targets. Two things caught my eye in this section: The updated estimated Average Glucose (eAG) chart not only shows the relationship to A1c and eAG, it also shows the range of glucose for any of the given A1c values. This extra data will certainly be helpful as we … Continue reading A1c or Ambulatory Glucose Profile?

Question of the Week | January 7, 2020

January 7th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | January 7, 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 – January … Continue reading Question of the Week | January 7, 2020

Finding the Right Diet – More than a “Gut” Feeling

January 6th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Finding the Right Diet – More than a “Gut” Feeling

There are over 100 trillion microbes in our gut. These bacteria differ wildly from person to person and play a role in how each of us uniquely respond to food. For example, one person with diabetes might eat 1/2 cup of rice and their post meal glucose may be right on target. Yet their neighbor … Continue reading Finding the Right Diet – More than a “Gut” Feeling

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