#WCW | Beverly Thomassian – What is your vision?

February 6th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on #WCW | Beverly Thomassian – What is your vision?

This week we kick off our #WCW campaign (“Woman Crush Wednesday”) with our fearless leader, Coach Beverly Thomassian.   Why do we need a Women’s Conference? – Coach Beverly shares her vision “Girls should learn history. And make it.” – Malala On our drive to school, I asked my teenage son if he could name any female scientists. He … Continue reading #WCW | Beverly Thomassian – What is your vision?

Question of the Week – February 5th, 2019

February 5th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week – February 5th, 2019

According to the National Credentialing Board for Diabetes Educators, (NCBDE) the  CDE® Exam Content Outline will be updated starting July 1st, 2019. To celebrate this update, we will be basing our 2019 Questions of the Week on this content outline. (See a snippet of the NCBDE content outline to the left or click on it to see the complete … Continue reading Question of the Week – February 5th, 2019

Lack of sleep increases anxiety | Mindful Monday

February 4th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Lack of sleep increases anxiety | Mindful Monday

Announced at the annual meeting of the Science for Neuroscience, research finds even in healthy adults, sleep deprivation can have an effect on anxiety levels and even alter brain activity. A recent study by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has determined that a lack of sleep may induce increased levels of … Continue reading Lack of sleep increases anxiety | Mindful Monday

Free Resource Friday | 2018 Question of the Week Annual Quiz

February 1st, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | 2018 Question of the Week Annual Quiz

Enjoy our 2018 Compilation of all “Questions of the Week” Every Tuesday the Diabetes Education Service Team sends out a “Question of the Week” through our CDE Coach App, Facebook, Linkedin or Blog Bytes, to help test your Diabetes knowledge!  Over the past 20 years, Coach Beverly and Team have made it their mission to … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | 2018 Question of the Week Annual Quiz

DASH Diet – Does it really lower blood pressure?

January 31st, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on DASH Diet – Does it really lower blood pressure?

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet studies and results have been groundbreaking and powerful enough to stand on the test of time. The first DASH study results were published in 1997, As a result of the powerful results, the DASH diet is still the dietary standard for the American Cancer Society, American Heart … Continue reading DASH Diet – Does it really lower blood pressure?

Type 2 diabetes: Gut bacteria may influence drug effectiveness

January 30th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Type 2 diabetes: Gut bacteria may influence drug effectiveness

415 million people across the globe have Type 2 Diabetes and it is now considered a “global epidemic.”  Diabetes drugs have varying success from person to person. New research conducted by Hariom Yadav, Ph.D., an assistant professor of molecular medicine at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, studies have suggested that gut bacteria is a key … Continue reading Type 2 diabetes: Gut bacteria may influence drug effectiveness

Question of the Week – January 29th, 2019

January 29th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week – January 29th, 2019

According to the National Credentialing Board for Diabetes Educators, (NCBDE) the  CDE® Exam Content Outline will be updated starting July 1st, 2019. To celebrate this update, we will be basing our 2019 Questions of the Week on this content outline. (See a snippet of the NCBDE content outline to the left or click on it to see the complete … Continue reading Question of the Week – January 29th, 2019

Mindful Monday | Compassion is the Key

January 28th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Mindful Monday | Compassion is the Key

As diabetes educators, we may find we spend a great deal of time listening to people’s life situation, empathizing and affirming their experience. This time is well spent and has a tremendous impact on our interactions with people living with diabetes. A recent study highlights how compassion plays a significant role in our clinical practice. … Continue reading Mindful Monday | Compassion is the Key

Free Resource Friday | Preparing for the CDE or BC-ADM? Free Webinars!

January 25th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Free Resource Friday | Preparing for the CDE or BC-ADM? Free Webinars!

Free Upcoming Webinars with Coach Beverly Thomassian FREE Preparing for the BCADM Exam – What you need to know | January 30th, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:40 pm PST Becoming BC-ADM is a great achievement for diabetes educators with an advanced degree in their field and a professional license as an advanced practice nurse, registered dietitian, or … Continue reading Free Resource Friday | Preparing for the CDE or BC-ADM? Free Webinars!

How accurate are Glucose Meters?

January 24th, 2019 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on How accurate are Glucose Meters?

It is assumed that glucose meters are accurate if they are FDA cleared, but often that is not the case. The FDA is currently reviewing and updating the guidelines for glucose meter accuracy.  The 2016 current rules called for +/- 20% accuracy for most blood sugar ranges.  Many diabetes advocacy groups appealed to the FDA to demand … Continue reading How accurate are Glucose Meters?