Question of the Week | February 11, 2020

February 11th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | February 11, 2020

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 the Week. It’s Informative and FREE!  Sign up below! Question of the Week – February … Continue reading Question of the Week | February 11, 2020

Mindful Monday | 8 Steps to Live Healthier

February 7th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Mindful Monday | 8 Steps to Live Healthier

There are a number of “life hacks” out there recommending adding butter to coffee, taking specific miracle supplements, or engaging in even more extreme methods like blood transfusion, all in an attempt to slow aging, improve health, and decrease weight. However, the simple approach of regular exercise, healthy eating, and not smoking increases longevity and … Continue reading Mindful Monday | 8 Steps to Live Healthier

Free Resource Friday | Helpful Guides for Selecting a Diabetes Device

February 7th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | Helpful Guides for Selecting a Diabetes Device

Happy Friday! As technology advances in diabetes care management, the number of device options available can be overwhelming. As health care professionals, DiabetesWise offers an easy solution to refer a person with disabilities to. DiabetesWise gives helpful step-by-step guides, quizzes, and other resources that make finding a diabetes managing device that much easier. These resources … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | Helpful Guides for Selecting a Diabetes Device

Technology Thursday | Keeping an “Eye” on Diabetic Retinopathy

February 6th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Technology Thursday | Keeping an “Eye” on Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes technology moves forward with the creation of an LED contact lens that can diagnose diabetes and assists with the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. A research team from Pohung University of Science and Technology in South Korea has developed a smart light-emitting diode (LED) contact lens for diagnosis of diabetes and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. The contact … Continue reading Technology Thursday | Keeping an “Eye” on Diabetic Retinopathy

Matching Meals to Biological Clock May Lower Glucose

February 5th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Matching Meals to Biological Clock May Lower Glucose

A Tel Aviv University study found a starch-rich breakfast consumed early in the morning, coupled with a smaller low-carbohydrate dinner could decrease the need for injections and other medications for people with diabetes! The body’s natural metabolism and biological clock are optimized for eating starches in the morning and fasting during the evening and night … Continue reading Matching Meals to Biological Clock May Lower Glucose

Question of the Week | February 4, 2020

February 4th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | February 4, 2020

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 the Week. It’s Informative and FREE!  Sign up below! Question of the Week – February … Continue reading Question of the Week | February 4, 2020

Mindful Monday | Coping with Diabetes Fatigue

February 3rd, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Mindful Monday | Coping with Diabetes Fatigue

Diabetes fatigue or burnout is identifiable from the mental and physical exhaustion exhibited by the person with diabetes. They may feel detached from their condition and apathetic to the need for self-care. This burnout can be as brief as hours and as long as years. Sometimes this person may be mislabeled by caregivers as non-compliant. … Continue reading Mindful Monday | Coping with Diabetes Fatigue

Free Resource Friday | Increasing Access to Insulin

January 31st, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | Increasing Access to Insulin

Help with insulin is a phone call away Three insulin manufacturers now have affordable access programs available that can help those on insulin based on their income, insurance, and type of insulin needed. The ADA provides a helpful checklist to go through before making a call to the appropriate manufacturer. They estimate it will take … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | Increasing Access to Insulin

Question of the Week | January 28, 2020

January 28th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | January 28, 2020

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 the Week. It’s Informative and FREE!  Sign up below! Question of the Week – January … Continue reading Question of the Week | January 28, 2020

Oral Hygiene & Heart Health Link | Mindful Monday

January 27th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Oral Hygiene & Heart Health Link | Mindful Monday

A study done by the department of neurology at Mokdong Hospital at Ewha Womans University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea analyzed data from over 160,000 people who had no history of heart failure or atrial fibrillation. Information collected during the study included weight, height, lifestyle questionnaires, lab tests, oral health disease, dental visits … Continue reading Oral Hygiene & Heart Health Link | Mindful Monday