July Newsletter | Preventing Hypoglycemia to Save Lives

Preventing Hypoglycemia to Save Lives

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She woke up to the faces of concerned strangers in blue uniforms looking down at her. Trying to pull herself out of what must be a bad dream, she had trouble putting thoughts and words together. Finally, she saw her son’s face and heard him asking if she was okay. She reached up to grab his hand and make sure he was real. He asked her why she was crying.

This is not the first time she has woken up to a team of emergency responders giving her IV dextrose. As a person living with type 1 diabetes for over 26 years, she has experienced her share of close calls and a handful of times of lost consciousness due to lack of sufficient glucose to her brain.

As she relays this terrifying experience to us, how do we respond?

As Diabetes Specialists, we can help people with diabetes prevent life-threatening hypoglycemia by planning ahead and engaging in shared decision making.

In this newsletter we compare and contrast 3 lifesaving glucagon formulations. We are also excited to announce our new Glucagon PocketCard!

We discuss disparities in diabetes camps and provide a rationale for our most missed Question of the Week.

Lastly, we introduce a newly approved insulin and share the origin of our Pancreas Pillows.

We also say a fond farewell to our assistant and my son, Robert Thomassian. He has been an invaluable member of our team for the past year and now takes his leave to start college in Texas. His brother, Jackson, will take over the position and we are thrilled to welcome him on board.

We miss seeing all of you in person and welcome you to join our FREE Level 2 Webinars. Our doors are open and we would love to have you as our guest.

With Love,

Coach Beverly

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Upcoming Live Streaming Webinar
Airs July 21st & 28th, 2020, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (PST)

Technology Toolkit| Pumps and Sensors + Insulin Pump Calculations
Join us for the live streaming webinars on July 21st and 28th
3 CEs | $59.00

Perfect for those planning to take the CDCES / BC-ADM or for those who want to learn more about the technology used to manage diabetes.

As Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, we are expected to have expertise in diabetes technologies to improve person-centered care and optimize outcomes.

Yet, when it comes to insulin pumps, sensors, and calculations many of us feel overwhelmed and unsure about diabetes technology management. Coach Beverly created this 2-part Technology Toolkit to provide you with critical information on Insulin Pumps, Calculations, and Continuous Glucose Monitors. 

If you want cutting edge information on diabetes technology, problem-solving, and using a formula to determine appropriate insulin dosing, we highly recommend this toolkit.

Two Online Courses are included in this Technology Toolkit:

  • Tech 101 – Pumps and Sensors Update | Live Stream Webinar July 21
  • Tech 102 – Insulin Pump Calculations: From Basal to Square Bolus | Live Stream Webinar July 28

Can’t join us live? Recorded video and podcast versions are ready for On-Demand Viewing. All updates webinars are uploaded within 4 hours of the live show ending.


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AccreditationDiabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*  

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