Question of the Week | 4 Meds and A1c of 8.9%

January 12th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | 4 Meds and A1c of 8.9%

JR is on metformin 2000mg, empagliflozin 25mg, semaglutide 1.0mg and 100 units of glargline insulin.  A1C is 8.9% and JR weighs 100kg. What best describes this clinical picture? Overbasalization Non-compliance Fear of hypoglycemia Clinical inaction Click here to test your knowledge! Whether you are new to diabetes or a seasoned expert, you’ll benefit from this … Continue reading Question of the Week | 4 Meds and A1c of 8.9%

Getting ready for CDCES Exam – FREE Practice Test Questions and Updates

January 11th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Getting ready for CDCES Exam – FREE Practice Test Questions and Updates

Two pieces of great news! There are over 50 new practice test questions on our CDCES Coach app. After scouring the entire CDCES Exam Handbook, I found some new helpful info gems that I am excited to share with you. FREE Practice Questions Enjoy over 50 New Free practice questions. One of the best ways … Continue reading Getting ready for CDCES Exam – FREE Practice Test Questions and Updates

Prep for CDCES Exam 2021 Free Webinar | January 11th

January 8th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Prep for CDCES Exam 2021 Free Webinar | January 11th

Studying for the CDCES exam? Join Coach Bev for a FREE Webinar with updates on the CDCES Exam 2021 January 11, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  (PST) Unsure about updates for this mastery level 2021 exam? Join us to get ready to succeed a the CDCES Exam. This course will transform your test … Continue reading Prep for CDCES Exam 2021 Free Webinar | January 11th

Rationale of the Week | Which New Year’s Resolution is SMART?

January 7th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | Which New Year’s Resolution is SMART?

Our December 29th Question of the week had over 77% of respondents who chose the best answer! Before we start though, if you don’t want any spoilers and haven’t tried the question yet, you can answer below: Answer Question Question: JZ is excited for 2021 and wants to work on some New Year’s resolutions.  Which … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | Which New Year’s Resolution is SMART?

Umami – Embracing Rich & Luscious Foods | Dawn DeSoto

January 6th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Umami – Embracing Rich & Luscious Foods | Dawn DeSoto

Roughly 22% of adults report having gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic. (1)  COVID-19 has created a perfect storm for gaining unwanted weight. Insomnia, loneliness, depression, anxiety, decreased physical activity, and disruptions in our daily routines have increased chronic stress in our lives which can increase levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is associated … Continue reading Umami – Embracing Rich & Luscious Foods | Dawn DeSoto

Question of the Week | Exploring distress with LS

January 5th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | Exploring distress with LS

LS has type 1 diabetes and reports to clinic with unusually frequent hypoglycemia and some weight loss.  LS appears distraught and says that since the pandemic, their work hours have been dramatically reduced and paying bills has been a struggle. Based on this information, which of the following topics would the diabetes specialist most want … Continue reading Question of the Week | Exploring distress with LS

Diabetes Nerds Rejoice – ADA Standards 2021 are Here!

January 4th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Diabetes Nerds Rejoice – ADA Standards 2021 are Here!

2021 ADA Standards include important changes that you won’t want to miss! Diabetes nerds across the United States are staying up way past their bedtime to read the latest standards in diabetes! You can now revel in the updated ADA Standards in our CDCES Coach App. Dig into the latest diabetes care recommendations, while waiting … Continue reading Diabetes Nerds Rejoice – ADA Standards 2021 are Here!

Treating DKA with Sub-Q Insulin?

January 1st, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Treating DKA with Sub-Q Insulin?

What are the treatment options for people with type 1 diabetes with a COVID infection hospitalized for Diabetes KetoAcidosis (DKA)? The typical treatment for DKA is fluids coupled with an IV insulin drip. Given the frequent monitoring and ICU bed required for treatment of DKA with an insulin drip, there has been a renewed interest … Continue reading Treating DKA with Sub-Q Insulin?

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