May Newsletter | Insulin Savings, Telehealth Updates, and Salivary Glucose Testing

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As a Diabetes Nurse Specialist in a local clinic, I am providing telehealth once a week. During these visits, I am checking in with people about their food and medications.

Do you have enough food and insulin to last? Most of them answer, “yes, for now”. 

Many of them may run out of insulin and supplies in the near future, some as a result of the costs that make essential medications in-affordable. If this is the case, what can we offer them?

We are excited to thank our guest contributor and Diabetes Educator of the Year, Dr. Diana Isaacs, who has provided us with helpful information and a multitude of resources for people in need of low-cost insulin.

In light of the COVID-19 emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has expanded opportunities to provide remote care to people with diabetes. We have highlighted some recent updates and provided links to helpful resources for your billing team.

Lastly, we are looking towards the future with salivary glucose testing and insights into a past Question of the Week.

I am grateful to be a part of this amazing community of diabetes specialists. Thank you for your care, concern and advocacy.

Be well! Coach Beverly

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Virtual Course Insulin Therapy, Pumps, & CGM + CV Risk Reduction Strategies
Earn 4.0 CEs | $69

Join Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES, and ADCES 2020 Diabetes Educator of the year as she reviews these important topics. As Diabetes Specialists, we are tasked with taking a leadership role in technology and cardiovascular risk reduction. Dr. Isaacs will address these topics with clinical insight and expert knowledge during these two virtual courses.

Session 1 | CV Risk Management with Pharmacology and Intensive Insulin Therapy | Recorded & Ready for Viewing!

Session 2 | Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Pump Therapy | Recorded & Ready for Viewing!


  1. Describe critical teaching content before starting insulin pump therapy.
  2. Describe appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy.
  3. Discuss strategies to determine and fine-tune insulin pump basal rates.
  4. Discuss how to determine and fine-tune bolus rates including coverage for carbs and hyperglycemia.
  5. State important safety measures to prevent hyperglycemic crises.
  6. List inpatient considerations for insulin pump therapy and CGMs.
  7. Discuss features of available professional and personal CGMs and insulin pumps.
  8. Describe CV risk factors associated with diabetes and future event prediction.
  9. List different pharmacologic approaches to mitigate CV events.

$69 | Earn 4 CEs

These sessions are also included in our Virtual Conference.

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