Transtheoretical Model, Don’t Let it Spook you. Rationale of the Week

October 15th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Transtheoretical Model, Don’t Let it Spook you. Rationale of the Week

Our October 6th Question quizzed test takers on the Transtheoretical Behavior Change Model. 50% of respondents chose the correct answer, while 50% did not. Since this is an important topic for the exam and our clinical practice, we want to explore this topic further. Transtheoretical Model – Quick View Before we dive into the rationale, … Continue reading Transtheoretical Model, Don’t Let it Spook you. Rationale of the Week

Pumpkin Pie Recipe – Finding Joy in Food during the Pandemic

October 14th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Pumpkin Pie Recipe – Finding Joy in Food during the Pandemic

This time of year is my favorite. Seeing the beautiful colors of the fall harvest soothes and invigorates me.  Being outdoors with my community is especially healing during this unusual and stressful time of isolation due to the pandemic. I especially adore shopping and gathering fresh produce and other goodies from our local Farmers’ Market! … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Recipe – Finding Joy in Food during the Pandemic

Question of the Week | October 13, 2020

October 13th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | October 13, 2020

AJ is 89 years old with type 1 diabetes and is a caretaker for a partner with dementia.  AJ is on an insulin pump and uses a meter to check blood glucose levels 4-7 times a day.  AJ mentions that they were surprised the other morning that their blood glucose was 59 mg/dl and they … Continue reading Question of the Week | October 13, 2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Day – 5 Ways to Acknowledge This Day

October 11th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Indigenous Peoples’ Day – 5 Ways to Acknowledge This Day

Last year, during our campus tour at Santa Clara University, the docent took a moment to recognize and thank the Indigenous Peoples’ for the use of the land that we were gathered on. “We pause to acknowledge that Santa Clara University sits on the land of the Ohlone and Muwekma Ohlone people. We remember their … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples’ Day – 5 Ways to Acknowledge This Day

October Newsletter | Meds Update, Free Quizzes, and Rationale

October 9th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on October Newsletter | Meds Update, Free Quizzes, and Rationale

Click here to read our full October newsletter. Greetings to our awesome diabetes community. For this newsletter, we are excited to share three diabetes medication announcements. Our updated PocketCards are ready for downloading and viewing with these changes. We know how much you love testing your knowledge, so we have created 3 new quizzes in … Continue reading October Newsletter | Meds Update, Free Quizzes, and Rationale

Hyperglycemic Crisis and a Foot Sore| Rationale of the Week

October 8th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Hyperglycemic Crisis and a Foot Sore| Rationale of the Week

Quick confession. I had an ulterior motive to last week’s question of the week. I saw a disturbing and heartbreaking report, that during the pandemic, the rate of lower extremity amputations has tripled. This sudden increase is due to combination of wound clinic closures and people’s reluctance to enter health care settings to receive treatment … Continue reading Hyperglycemic Crisis and a Foot Sore| Rationale of the Week

Subway’s “Bread” isn’t Bread in Ireland

October 7th, 2020 / Bryanna Sabourin / Comments Off on Subway’s “Bread” isn’t Bread in Ireland

Ireland’s Supreme Court announced that Subway’s sandwich “bread” cannot be legally labeled as bread. After a Subway franchise in Ireland attempted to claim tax breaks for some of their items on the menu, a ruling was made that the bread Subway uses isn’t bread but more of a confectionary baked good. “Subway’s bread is, of … Continue reading Subway’s “Bread” isn’t Bread in Ireland

Question of the Week | October 6, 2020

October 6th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | October 6, 2020

JR has type 2 diabetes and an A1c of 9.4%. He is on 3 medications for diabetes and now needs to start insulin. JR says, “I just don’t know if insulin would help me. My brother took insulin and he had all kinds of problems.” What best describes JR’s stage of change using the transtheoretical … Continue reading Question of the Week | October 6, 2020

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