June Newsletter | Strategies to Provide Inclusive Care

June 12th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on June Newsletter | Strategies to Provide Inclusive Care

Diabetes and Inclusivity – Strategies for Change Click here to view our June Newsletter Our community has faced many challenges in 2020. As a result of the pandemic, some health professionals have lost their positions or had jobs furloughed. We have shifted from in-person visits to telehealth. For those working on the front line, there is a … Continue reading June Newsletter | Strategies to Provide Inclusive Care

Does Video Gaming Affect Food Choices? | Tech Thursday

June 11th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Does Video Gaming Affect Food Choices? | Tech Thursday

College-aged men who play video games consumed less healthy foods than their non-gaming peers, according to data presented at Nutrition 2020 Live Online. “Video game usage has been studied extensively in children and adolescence, less in adults, and to our knowledge not at all in college students. Because college students are presented with a unique … Continue reading Does Video Gaming Affect Food Choices? | Tech Thursday

Medicare Caps Monthly Insulin Costs at $35

June 10th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Medicare Caps Monthly Insulin Costs at $35

In March of this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a $35 dollar monthly cap for Medicare Part D enrollees starting in 2021. According to an ADA Survey, more than 1/3 of Medicare enrollees self-reported that cost limits their ability to purchase insulin. In an attempt to make insulin more affordable … Continue reading Medicare Caps Monthly Insulin Costs at $35

Early Adversity and Strategies to Provide Equitable Care

June 10th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Early Adversity and Strategies to Provide Equitable Care

If we consider why certain groups are at increased risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancers and other health issues, we can look back in time to their childhood for answers. Children who experience more Adverse Childhood Experiences, also referred to as ACEs, are more likely to suffer with chronic health issues as adults. Research … Continue reading Early Adversity and Strategies to Provide Equitable Care

Question of the Week | June 9, 2020

June 9th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | June 9, 2020

LS takes 20 units 70/30 insulin twice daily with an insulin pen. LS states that blood sugars are usually on target, but over the past week, blood sugars have suddenly increased. LS confirms that they are taking insulin on a regular basis.  Which factor could be contributing to this sudden blood glucose rise? 70/30 insulin is … Continue reading Question of the Week | June 9, 2020

Diabetes Intensive Webinar Series | Starts June 23

June 8th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Diabetes Intensive Webinar Series | Starts June 23

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming webinar series. Coach Beverly is offering FREE access to our Level 2 | Standards of Care Intensive Series Live Stream Webinars. This intensive series is designed to engage students in deciphering and exploring the ADA Standards of Care from top to bottom. Mastery of the ADA … Continue reading Diabetes Intensive Webinar Series | Starts June 23

Metformin XR Warning due to NDMA impurity

June 6th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Metformin XR Warning due to NDMA impurity

Some brands of long acting Metformin are being recalled since they contain higher than acceptable levels of NDMA (see list below). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended recalls of certain metformin products that may contain the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the acceptable intake limit. Patients taking recalled metformin should continue taking it until … Continue reading Metformin XR Warning due to NDMA impurity

Medication Pocketcards Update | Free Resource Friday

June 5th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Medication Pocketcards Update | Free Resource Friday

We have updated our Medication Pocketcards! Our four-sided medication accordion Pocketcards were designed by Coach Beverly Thomassian to assist in clinical practice and exam preparation. One of our best sellers, the Diabetes Medication PocketCard is perfect for all Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. New June 2020 Updates: Added Trijardy (new triple combo oral medication) Deleted … Continue reading Medication Pocketcards Update | Free Resource Friday

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