Question of Week | How do Pregnancy Hormones affect Glucose?

June 22nd, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of Week | How do Pregnancy Hormones affect Glucose?

ML has type 1 diabetes, her A1c is on target and she and is hoping to get pregnant in the upcoming year.  Which of the following statement best reflects the physiologic changes associated with pregnancy? A sharp increase in glucose levels in the first trimester due to placental hormones. A decrease in insulin needs during … Continue reading Question of Week | How do Pregnancy Hormones affect Glucose?

FREE Webinars: Steps for Becoming a CDCES or BC-ADM

June 18th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on FREE Webinars: Steps for Becoming a CDCES or BC-ADM

Are you preparing for the CDCES or BC-ADM Exam? Join us for upcoming FREE webinars Preparing for the CDCES Exam that Airs Live July 8th & Preparing for the BC-ADM Exam that Airs Live July 15th Becoming a CDCES FREE Webinar Join us to get ready to succeed a the CDCES Exam. This course will … Continue reading FREE Webinars: Steps for Becoming a CDCES or BC-ADM

Rationale of the Week | JR worried about cancer; sorting fact from fiction

June 17th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | JR worried about cancer; sorting fact from fiction

For our June 8th Question of the Week, only 64% of respondents chose the best answer. We want to “take a closer look” at this question and determine strategies to choose the best response. Before we start though, if you don’t want any spoilers and haven’t tried the question yet, you can answer below: Answer … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | JR worried about cancer; sorting fact from fiction

A1c may not accurately Diagnose Diabetes in People of African Descent

June 16th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on A1c may not accurately Diagnose Diabetes in People of African Descent

Written by Monique Jackson, MSN, CFNP, WHCNP, CDCES A new study finds that hemoglobinopathies may distort A1C accuracy for people of African descent living with diabetes.   African Americans at risk for falsely low A1cs due to Hemoglobin Variants Hemoglobin variants don’t increase the risk for diabetes, but it can affect the results of A1C tests.  African Americans Heterozygous for … Continue reading A1c may not accurately Diagnose Diabetes in People of African Descent

Question of Week | What are Pediatric Glucose Targets?

June 15th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of Week | What are Pediatric Glucose Targets?

RT is 12 years old and has a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Based on the ADA Standards of Care, what is the most accurate statement regarding glycemic goals? Glucose targets are based on the individual. Strive to achieve at least 80% time in range. A1C less than 6.5% for children under the age … Continue reading Question of Week | What are Pediatric Glucose Targets?

3 Scholarship Opportunites for San Diego Diabetes Seminar

June 11th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on 3 Scholarship Opportunites for San Diego Diabetes Seminar

We will be awarding 3 scholarships for our DiabetesEd Specialist Live Seminar in San Diego! We are offering 3 Scholarship Options for our San Diego DiabetesEd Specialist Conference, October 6-8, 2021. We don’t want financial barriers to stop anyone from attending this conference. In appreciation of those who are role models and advocates for practicing … Continue reading 3 Scholarship Opportunites for San Diego Diabetes Seminar

Rationale of the Week – Less than 50% chose best answer | New Type 2, Action Needed?

June 10th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week – Less than 50% chose best answer | New Type 2, Action Needed?

For our June 1st Question of the Week, only 45% of respondents chose the best answer. We want to “take a closer look” at this question and figure out how to drill down to discover the best response. Before we start though, if you don’t want any spoilers and haven’t tried the question yet, you … Continue reading Rationale of the Week – Less than 50% chose best answer | New Type 2, Action Needed?

Rationale of the Week | What are Pediatric Glucose Targets?

June 9th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | What are Pediatric Glucose Targets?

For our June 15th Question of the Week, only 54% of respondents chose the best answer. We want to “take a closer look” at this question with the aim for 100% correct responses the next to go around. Before we start though, if you don’t want any spoilers and haven’t tried the question yet, you … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | What are Pediatric Glucose Targets?

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