Strategies to Welcome LGBTQ+ Participants

June 9th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Strategies to Welcome LGBTQ+ Participants

Last week, I attended my 17-year-old son’s band and theater high school award ceremony. In addition to the cultural diversity of these gifted teenagers, there were a number of award recipients from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community. Each individual was celebrated and cheered on by their peers and recognized for their … Continue reading Strategies to Welcome LGBTQ+ Participants

Question of the Week | How is fatty liver disease defined?

June 7th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | How is fatty liver disease defined?

45 to 75% of individuals with type 2 diabetes have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD has associated with an increased risk of steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.  Which of the following statements is true based on ADA Standards of Care?  Elevated ALT and AST indicate a diagnosis of NAFLD. Approved treatment for NAFLD includes … Continue reading Question of the Week | How is fatty liver disease defined?

Question of the Week | Best blood sugar fix?

June 2nd, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | Best blood sugar fix?

Add basal insulin glargine to prevent Somogyi effect Make sure LS isn’t consuming carbohydrates after 10pm Ask LS to double check their CGM insertion site Increase the basal rate to prevent glucose elevations   Click Here to Test your Knowledge Want to learn more about this question? Join us for our upcoming webinar Test Taking … Continue reading Question of the Week | Best blood sugar fix?

Rationale of the Week | Best glucose monitoring practice in the hospital?

June 2nd, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | Best glucose monitoring practice in the hospital?

For last week’s practice question, we quizzed test takers on glucose monitoring in the inpatient setting. 60% 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 you … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | Best glucose monitoring practice in the hospital?

Creating More Inclusive Practices | LGBTQ+ Resources for Diabetes Specialists

June 1st, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Creating More Inclusive Practices | LGBTQ+ Resources for Diabetes Specialists

June is Pride Month and in honor of our LGBTQ+ community, we want to share some helpful resources for Diabetes Specialists to create more inclusive practices. Whether we provide services in the hospital, clinic, or other outpatient settings, we can take steps to help the people we work with feel welcome. By paying careful attention … Continue reading Creating More Inclusive Practices | LGBTQ+ Resources for Diabetes Specialists

Question of the Week | Pregnancy Surprise with Type 1 Diabetes

May 31st, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | Pregnancy Surprise with Type 1 Diabetes

AR has type 1 diabetes and is in shock because they just discovered they are 6 weeks pregnant.  AR uses a CGM and insulin pump to manage their diabetes and their most recent A1C is 8.3%.  Which of the following is a potential complication associated with hyperglycemia during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy? Macrosomia … Continue reading Question of the Week | Pregnancy Surprise with Type 1 Diabetes

Reach for a Rainbow – FREE Diabetes Self-Care Goal Sheet

May 30th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Reach for a Rainbow – FREE Diabetes Self-Care Goal Sheet

On average, most Americans eat only one serving of fruit and 1½ servings of vegetables daily, far less than what’s recommended. Fruit and vegetables ARE magical. They are loaded with fiber, micronutrients, energy, and mostly smell and taste so good. They are mood boosters, feed our healthy gut bacteria, and can lead to meaningful connections. … Continue reading Reach for a Rainbow – FREE Diabetes Self-Care Goal Sheet

Rationale of the Week | Which diabetes meds safe during pregnancy?

May 26th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | Which diabetes meds safe during pregnancy?

For last week’s practice question, we quizzed test takers on pregnancy and diabetes. 63% 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 you don’t want any … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | Which diabetes meds safe during pregnancy?

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