You’re invited – Prep for CDCES Exam FREE Webinar | Tomorrow, July 12th

July 11th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on You’re invited – Prep for CDCES Exam FREE Webinar | Tomorrow, July 12th

Starting your journey to becoming a CDCES? Join us live Tuesday, July 12th at 11:30 am PST for our Preparing for the CDCES Exam FREE Webinar This course will transform your test anxiety into calm self-confidence and test taking readiness. 2022 PowerPoint Note-Taking Handouts 2022 PowerPoint Full-Page Handouts Can’t join us live? Don’t worry, register … Continue reading You’re invited – Prep for CDCES Exam FREE Webinar | Tomorrow, July 12th

July 2022 eNews | 3 Steps to”DeFeet” Amputations in People with Diabetes

July 8th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on July 2022 eNews | 3 Steps to”DeFeet” Amputations in People with Diabetes

July 2022 eNews | 3 Steps to”DeFeet” Amputations in People with Diabetes Happy July It’s officially summer. What better season to celebrate feet and lower extremities! My passion for lower extremity advocacy began with my work at Stanford Hospital over 25 years ago. A kind-hearted man was admitted to the vascular unit with an infected … Continue reading July 2022 eNews | 3 Steps to”DeFeet” Amputations in People with Diabetes

Rationale of the Week | Best advice on adding new med, Mounjaro

July 7th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | Best advice on adding new med, Mounjaro

For last week’s practice question, we quizzed test takers on Mounjaro, a new medication. 82% of respondents chose the best answer. We want to share this important information, so you can pass it on to people living with diabetes and your colleagues, plus prepare for exam success! Before we start though, if you don’t want … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | Best advice on adding new med, Mounjaro

Question of Week | Best use of Monofilament to Check Feet?

July 6th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of Week | Best use of Monofilament to Check Feet?

ADA Standards of Care recommend using a 5.07 monofilament to evaluate for loss of protective sensation in lower extremities in people with diabetes.  Which of the following statements is most accurate regarding using a monofilament to assess lower extremities? When using the monofilament, test above or below thickened or callused skin. Be careful not to … Continue reading Question of Week | Best use of Monofilament to Check Feet?

Warning – Food Dates Can Lead to Unnecessary Waste

July 1st, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Warning – Food Dates Can Lead to Unnecessary Waste

Have you inspected a salad mix that you bought last week and wondered if you should toss it because it expired yesterday? If you said yes, you are not alone. About 40% of food waste happens in the kitchen, when consumers throw away foods that have passed the expiration date. However, food and legal experts … Continue reading Warning – Food Dates Can Lead to Unnecessary Waste

Boost Mood by Snacking on Fruits

July 1st, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Boost Mood by Snacking on Fruits

Good news! People with diabetes can experience more joy and less depression by incorporating fruit into their diet. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that swapping out cookies or chips for a few servings of fruit a day, boosted positive mental health. How many times have you heard people or providers say … Continue reading Boost Mood by Snacking on Fruits

Rationale of the Week | Best blood sugar fix?

June 30th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | Best blood sugar fix?

For last week’s practice question, we quizzed test takers on the best blood sugar fix. 64% of respondents chose the best answer. We want to share this important information, so you can pass it on to people living with diabetes and your colleagues, plus prepare for exam success! Before we start though, if you don’t … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | Best blood sugar fix?

Question of the Week | Best advice on adding new med, Mounjaro

June 28th, 2022 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | Best advice on adding new med, Mounjaro

The FDA recently approved the new ‘twincretin” dual incretin hormone therapy called Tirzepatide (Mounjaro).  The provider wants to start a person with type 2 diabetes on this new medication and asks for your consultation.  The person’s current medications for type 2 diabetes include metformin, empagliflozin (Jardiance), semaglutide (Ozempic), and Pravachol.  What is the best response to … Continue reading Question of the Week | Best advice on adding new med, Mounjaro

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