Gut Bacteria Changes Indicate Type 1 Progression

October 19th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Gut Bacteria Changes Indicate Type 1 Progression

Increased knowledge of how gut bacteria ratios change as a marker of inflammation could help delay the development of Type 1 Diabetes. Researchers from  the University of Queensland proposed that monitoring the microorganisms living in the gut may aid in understanding the disease better as a whole. Participants in the study were all newly diagnosed … Continue reading Gut Bacteria Changes Indicate Type 1 Progression

Electronic Charting – Keeping it HUMAN

October 18th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Electronic Charting – Keeping it HUMAN

As diabetes educators, having eye contact and listening carefully without distraction, is a critical part of our assessment.  This initial meeting helps us sort out what is working with the person’s diabetes and what barriers might be getting in the way. The words we use, our body language, and how we engage in this encounter … Continue reading Electronic Charting – Keeping it HUMAN

New Meter Approved for Capillary, Venous or Arterial Blood

October 17th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on New Meter Approved for Capillary, Venous or Arterial Blood

A series of studies performed at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Rochester and Johns Hopkins Medical Center have encouraged a 510 (k) clearance of the StatStrip, ” a finger-stick capillary testing meter for critically ill patients with or without diabetes.” The subjects utilized for these studies were between the ages of 1 month and 106 … Continue reading New Meter Approved for Capillary, Venous or Arterial Blood

Question of the Week – October 16th, 2018

October 16th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week – October 16th, 2018

NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK!  Click here to take the question of the week >>  October 16th, 2018!  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 … Continue reading Question of the Week – October 16th, 2018

“Could too much ‘Good’ HDL cholesterol be bad for your heart?”

October 15th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on “Could too much ‘Good’ HDL cholesterol be bad for your heart?”

Within the medical community, we often use the terms “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol.” HDL, or high density lipoprotein cholesterol, is most often viewed as “protective from cardiovascular disease and death,” or the “good cholesterol” However, a recent study by the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta found that high levels HDL may actually … Continue reading “Could too much ‘Good’ HDL cholesterol be bad for your heart?”

Leptin Resistance and Obesity Link

October 12th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Leptin Resistance and Obesity Link

Appetite control is often associated with risk of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that leptin resistance may have a significant impact on hunger and satisfaction. In animal studies, a high-fat diet increases the amount of an enzyme named MMP-2, which damages leptin receptors that signal … Continue reading Leptin Resistance and Obesity Link

Happy International Day of the Girl – October 11th!

October 11th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Happy International Day of the Girl – October 11th!

 Today we celebrate International Day of the Girl! An important mission of Diabetes Education Services is to inspire girls to feel emboldened to chase their dreams!  Established by the United Nations in 2012, International Day of the Girl, was created to address the challenges girls face all over the world! “International Day of the Girl … Continue reading Happy International Day of the Girl – October 11th!

“Household cleaners may alter kid’s gut flora”

October 10th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on “Household cleaners may alter kid’s gut flora”

A study conducted by the Canadian Medical Association has found that common household disinfectants may increase the risk of obesity in children. The chemicals present in cleaning products we use every single day may alter the gut flora of children in their first few months of life.  However, the children in households that used eco-friendly … Continue reading “Household cleaners may alter kid’s gut flora”

Question of the Week – October 9th, 2018

October 9th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week – October 9th, 2018

NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK!  Click here to take the question of the week >>  October 9th, 2018!  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 … Continue reading Question of the Week – October 9th, 2018

Mindfulness and Compassion in the Diabetes Encounter Webinar

October 8th, 2018 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Mindfulness and Compassion in the Diabetes Encounter Webinar

Mindfulness and Compassion in the Diabetes Encounter A Special FREE Webinar for Diabetes Educators  – October 19th at 11:30am (PST) Being a diabetes educator can be challenging. This one-hour presentation by Heather Nielsen, MA, LPC, CHWC will provide diabetes educators with helpful hands-on strategies to incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion into our daily lives and professional … Continue reading Mindfulness and Compassion in the Diabetes Encounter Webinar