CGMs Lead to Cost Savings

September 3rd, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on CGMs Lead to Cost Savings

For people with type 1 diabetes, access to Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technology, is considered a standard of care by most experts. There is plenty of research that demonstrates CGM use is associated with not only improved A1c but significantly decreases time in hypoglycemic range and ketoacidosis rates. Researchers wondered if this translates into cost … Continue reading CGMs Lead to Cost Savings

Question of the Week | Sept 1 | Cancer and Diabetes

September 1st, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | Sept 1 | Cancer and Diabetes

LS is a 49-year-old with type 2 diabetes and an A1c of 8.9%.  LS has a BMI of 38 with recently discovered steatohepatitis. Considering the relationship between diabetes and cancer, which of the following statements are true? LS has a slightly decreased risk of liver cancer. Start LS on a SGLT-2 since it will prevent … Continue reading Question of the Week | Sept 1 | Cancer and Diabetes

3 Things I’ve Learned While Speaking Spanish

August 31st, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on 3 Things I’ve Learned While Speaking Spanish

On Fridays, I get to provide diabetes care at a local clinic where about half of the people I see are Spanish-speaking only. We do have wonderful interpreters, but I have a strong desire to communicate directly with my clients and really understand what they are saying, in their language. My Spanish is getting better, … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned While Speaking Spanish

Preparing For the CDCES Exam 2020 Free Webinar | September 3, 2020

August 28th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Preparing For the CDCES Exam 2020 Free Webinar | September 3, 2020

FREE webinar, September 3, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  (PST) Unsure about updates for the 2020 exam? Coach Beverly offers this FREE webinar to help get you to prepare for the CDCES Exam. All her tips and tricks are meant to ease your mind and reflect the updates to the CDCES content outline. … Continue reading Preparing For the CDCES Exam 2020 Free Webinar | September 3, 2020

Disaster Preparedness and Diabetes

August 27th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Disaster Preparedness and Diabetes

As we enter fire and storm season, it’s always a good idea to think ahead and be prepared for disaster. In addition to the items listed below, make sure to pack hand sanitizer, wipes, and masks due to the current pandemic. Also, bring your own pillow and bedding in case you need to spend time … Continue reading Disaster Preparedness and Diabetes

Diabetes Associated with Increased Risk of Food Insecurity

August 26th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Diabetes Associated with Increased Risk of Food Insecurity

Food insecurity in the United States has more than doubled over the past 20 years. Food insecurity “exists whenever the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or the ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways is limited or uncertain” as defined by S. A. Anderson. According to a recent study published by … Continue reading Diabetes Associated with Increased Risk of Food Insecurity

Question of the Week | Setting up a DSMES Program

August 25th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | Setting up a DSMES Program

LS wants to set up an ADA Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program for her community. Based on the guidelines for setting up a Recognized DSMES program, which of the following is accurate? At least one of the instructors needs to be a CDCES or BC-ADM. Under Medicare guidelines, participants can only attend … Continue reading Question of the Week | Setting up a DSMES Program

Figs and Drunken Fig Jam. Happy Monday

August 24th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Figs and Drunken Fig Jam. Happy Monday

On my 40th birthday, I was gifted a Mission Fig tree that was no taller than my 5″ 7″ self. The tree loved her new home and grew quickly, spreading out her limbs and gifting us with buckets of sweet fig fruit within a few years. She is a strong and sturdy tree. My teenagers … Continue reading Figs and Drunken Fig Jam. Happy Monday

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