Get Ready – How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

May 20th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Get Ready – How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

As we enter fire and storm season, it’s always a good idea to think ahead and be prepared for disaster. For people living with diabetes, a “diabetes kit” is an important part of emergency preparedness. We are excited to share a few getting ready checklists and resources that we think are really helpful. For any … Continue reading Get Ready – How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

High Dose Ozempic Superior at Dropping A1c & Body Weight

May 18th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on High Dose Ozempic Superior at Dropping A1c & Body Weight

The injectable GLP-1 semaglutide (Ozempic) can now be dosed up to 2.0mg a week. This higher maximum dose provides greater reductions in body weight (6.9kgs vs 6.0kgs) and A1c (2.2 vs 1.9% ) when compared to 1.0 semaglutide dose. There was a comparable safety profile with both doses. However, more people experienced negative gastrointestinal side … Continue reading High Dose Ozempic Superior at Dropping A1c & Body Weight

Rationale of the Week | Insulin safe for older adults?

May 17th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | Insulin safe for older adults?

For last week’s practice question, we quizzed test takers on if insulin is safe for older adults. 78% of respondents chose the best answer. We want to share this important information, so you can pass it on to people living with diabetes and your colleagues, plus prepare for exam success! Before we start though, if … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | Insulin safe for older adults?

Question of the Week | May 17, 2022

May 17th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | May 17, 2022

AR says they just found out they are pregnant.  AR has type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome and takes metformin 1000mg BID, semaglutide (Ozempic) 1.0mg weekly, and 30 units glargine insulin for diabetes management.  Her most recent A1C was 8.2%.  What is the most important action to take? Add bolus insulin to get A1C … Continue reading Question of the Week | May 17, 2022

You’re Invited | Tots to Teens & Pregnancy Standards Webinars

May 16th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on You’re Invited | Tots to Teens & Pregnancy Standards Webinars

Join us for our Standards of Care Intensive Updates! From Tots to Teens | Level 2 | $29 for 1.5 CEs Join us live Tuesday, May 17 at 11:30 am PST This course includes updated goals and guidelines for children living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This course discusses the special issues diabetes … Continue reading You’re Invited | Tots to Teens & Pregnancy Standards Webinars

How to Protect the Planet – Resources Page

May 13th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on How to Protect the Planet – Resources Page

There are so many amazing and dedicated people and organizations working to revitalize our planet. To make it easy to explore these opportunities, Bryanna and I put together this list with the hope that you find inspiration for action. Thank you. Sustainable Eating Sustainable Eating article by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Sustainable Eating … Continue reading How to Protect the Planet – Resources Page

Happy International Nurses Day – 5 Ways to say Thank You

May 12th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Happy International Nurses Day – 5 Ways to say Thank You

When I was considering college, my dad offered me some simple advice, “Why don’t you become a nurse?” Four years later, I stood proudly with my white cap and nursing pin securely fastened as an RN graduate. As I reflect on my years in this noble profession, I have witnessed the most unselfish acts of … Continue reading Happy International Nurses Day – 5 Ways to say Thank You

Rationale of the Week | Diabetes and Earth Health interconnected?

May 12th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | Diabetes and Earth Health interconnected?

For last week’s practice question, we quizzed test takers on how diabetes and earth health are interconnected. 78% of respondents chose the best answer, GREAT JOB. We want to share this important information, so you can pass it on to people living with diabetes and your colleagues. We can all take action to protect the … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | Diabetes and Earth Health interconnected?

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