May Newsletter | Insulin Savings, Telehealth Updates, and Salivary Glucose Testing

May 7th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on May Newsletter | Insulin Savings, Telehealth Updates, and Salivary Glucose Testing

Click here to read our entire May Newsletter As a Diabetes Nurse Specialist in a local clinic, I am providing telehealth once a week. During these visits, I am checking in with people about their food and medications. Do you have enough food and insulin to last? Most of them answer, “yes, for now”.  Many of … Continue reading May Newsletter | Insulin Savings, Telehealth Updates, and Salivary Glucose Testing

Saliva-Based Glucose Testing | Tech Thursday

May 7th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Saliva-Based Glucose Testing | Tech Thursday

“Scientists have been in search of a more cost-effective, non-invasive, and accurate diabetes monitoring alternative to blood sugar testing.” Is there a better way to check blood glucose than uncomfortable fingersticks? For people with diabetes who use self-management of blood glucose (SMBG) to monitor diabetes progress, fingersticks can wear on one’s fingertips, emotional well-being, and … Continue reading Saliva-Based Glucose Testing | Tech Thursday

Happy National Nurses Day | 7 Ways to Say Thanks

May 6th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Happy National Nurses Day | 7 Ways to Say Thanks

Pope Francis refers to nurses as “Experts in humanity.” As a very sick patient in his 20s, Pope Francis, has personally experienced the importance of nurses. “You are there all day and you see what happens to the patient. Thank you for that!” he continued, “many lives, so many lives are saved thanks to you!” … Continue reading Happy National Nurses Day | 7 Ways to Say Thanks

Question of the Week | May 5, 2020

May 5th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | May 5, 2020

JR is 49 with type 2 diabetes and is admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure. His home diabetes medication includes metformin 2000 mg daily. GFR is 53 and JR’s A1c is 8.1%. Upon discharge, which class of medication is recommended, according to the AACE Guidelines, in addition to the metformin to improve outcomes? … Continue reading Question of the Week | May 5, 2020

2020: The Year of the Nurse | Mindful Monday

May 4th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on 2020: The Year of the Nurse | Mindful Monday

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually, starting with National Nurses Day on May 6th (this Wednesday), through Florence Nightingale’s, the founder of modern nursing, birthday, on May 12th! I am so proud to call myself a nurse and be a part of this dedicated, hard-working, self-sacrificing and healing profession for over 25 years. During the … Continue reading 2020: The Year of the Nurse | Mindful Monday

COVID-19 & Diabetes Resource Page | Free Resource Friday

May 1st, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on COVID-19 & Diabetes Resource Page | Free Resource Friday

For this week’s Free Resource Friday, we want to share with you our new COVID-19 & Diabetes Resource Page! Over the past weeks, we have been collecting resources to learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects people living with diabetes. We have decided to gather all of these resources together into one page to … Continue reading COVID-19 & Diabetes Resource Page | Free Resource Friday

COVID-19 and Diabetes: CGMs in Hospital Improve Care | Tech Thursday

April 30th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on COVID-19 and Diabetes: CGMs in Hospital Improve Care | Tech Thursday

What does it feel like to be ill with COVID-19 as a person with diabetes? Much of the novel virus COVID-19 is still a mystery that we learn more about every day. Through the stories of those who have contracted COVID-19, we know that the impacts vary. Symptoms can appear mild with a slight fever … Continue reading COVID-19 and Diabetes: CGMs in Hospital Improve Care | Tech Thursday

Virtual Course with Dr. Diana Isaacs| Insulin Therapy, Pumps, & CGM + CV Risk Reduction Strategies | Earn 4.0 CEs | $69

April 29th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Virtual Course with Dr. Diana Isaacs| Insulin Therapy, Pumps, & CGM + CV Risk Reduction Strategies | Earn 4.0 CEs | $69

Join Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES, and ADCES 2020 Diabetes Educator of the year as she reviews these important topics. As Diabetes Specialists, we are tasked with taking a leadership role in technology and cardiovascular risk reduction. Dr. Isaacs will address these topics with clinical insight and expert knowledge during these two virtual … Continue reading Virtual Course with Dr. Diana Isaacs| Insulin Therapy, Pumps, & CGM + CV Risk Reduction Strategies | Earn 4.0 CEs | $69

Question of the Week | April 28, 2020

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

SL is 17 years old, with type 1 diabetes. SL uses an insulin pump and checks glucose levels before meals and at bedtime. SL started track team at high school a week ago and noticed that they are waking up with vivid dreams and morning blood glucose levels are higher than usual. Which of the … Continue reading Question of the Week | April 28, 2020

COVID-19 & Diabetes| What Health Care Professionals Need to Know – FREE Webinar

April 27th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on COVID-19 & Diabetes| What Health Care Professionals Need to Know – FREE Webinar

As health care professionals and Diabetes Specialists, how do we prepare people with diabetes for the possibility of a COVID-19 infection and hospitalization? What are best practices to care for people with diabetes and COVID-19 in the outpatient and hospital setting? Updates: The Telehealth guidelines for providing DSMT have been updated since the streaming of … Continue reading COVID-19 & Diabetes| What Health Care Professionals Need to Know – FREE Webinar

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