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Integrated Diabetes Services is the worldwide leader in one-on-one consulting for people who use insulin. Diabetes “coaching” services are available in-person and remotely via phone and the internet for children and adults.

Our Testimonials

By | 2017-05-19T20:23:30+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

Integrated Diabetes Services: Our reviews and client testimonials I meant to tell you, Patrick earned an A in math this semester.  He is seeing more success with his grades now that his blood sugars are more in-range.  He even told me he can lift more weight when he works out.  That's huge for him to notice.. and to verbalize it! ~ Julia Carlson (proud mom of Patrick),  Davidson, NC I know I am still working to get better, but I am SO HAPPY with the improvement! I can't thank you enough for all your help, I am losing the fear and feeling more confident in taking the right amounts of insulin and eating a healthy amount of carbs. Looking forward to learning more and more from you! ~ Mila Kurtz, Des Plaines, IL Thanks again for the Skype call today and for all your help.  We really have come a long way since Cate's a1c was 8… now down to 6!  You were the catalyst that helped us back to a new normal and you've been with us every step of the way since.  I am super grateful!  Diabetes may never be easy, but having the tools to successfully navigate a life without a pancreas is worth its weight in gold. ~ Heidi Nelson (mom of Cate), Smithfield, UT I wanted to thank you for all the help you've given me these past several years. I look back at what me and my husband have overcome and the knowledge I now have to handle all the different scenarios. I feel more empowered to live with less restrictions from my diabetes. You always find the silver lining. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ~ Danyelle Lupkey, Conway, Arizona [...]

How to be Reimbursed From Medicare Using Dexcom G5 Mobile

By | 2017-05-01T21:34:11+00:00 April 19th, 2017|April 2017 Newsletter, Diabetes Bites|

People who are covered by Medicare and who use insulin to intensively manage their Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes will now be able to receive reimbursement! However, there is a catch…

Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes: JDRF PEAK Program

By | 2017-03-17T00:11:09+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Diabetes Bites, March 2017 Newsletter|

How to exercise safely with type 1 diabetes: JDRF PEAK is a program meant to share information about just that! This program is a collaboration of JDRF with researchers around the world meant to address a missing piece in type 1 care and education.

Analysis of accuracy for the Freestyle Libre glucose monitor

By | 2017-03-16T16:52:26+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Diabetes Bites, March 2017 Newsletter|

How good is the performance and usability of the FreeStyle® Libre™ Flash glucose monitoring system (Abbott Diabetes Care, Alameda, CA) for interstitial glucose results compared with capillary blood glucose results?

Can when you eat affect heart health?

By | 2017-02-21T14:09:00+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Diabetes Bites, February 2017 Newsletter|

Cow's milk has been thought to be a possible risk factor for the development of Type 1 diabetes. New research shows that while most cow's milk formulas do not raise the risk, one type of baby formula could be linked to a greater chance of developing Type 1 when given in the first week of life.

How DKA Happens and What to Do About it – published article

By | 2017-02-08T21:29:56+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a condition in which the blood becomes highly acidic as a result of dehydration and excessive ketone (acid) production. When bodily fluids become acidic, some of the body’s systems stop functioning properly. It is a serious condition that will make you violently ill and it can kill you.

Top 10 Techniques for managing blood sugar in kids with Diabetes

By | 2017-01-25T15:01:25+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

by, Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, Named 2014 Diabetes Educator of the year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Gary Scheiner has dedicated his professional life to improving the lives of people with insulin-dependent diabetes. We used to receive a call every week asking if we held support groups for kids with diabetes. Honestly, I never thought to have one. Why would any kid want to come to a support group when there are cartoons to watch and siblings to torment? Finally, I caved and decided to start a kids’ diabetes support group. It was an epic failure and a rousing success all wrapped up on one. The kids were miserable. They varied in age from 4 to 14, which may have accounted for some of the struggles in getting them focused. As much as we tried to engage them in fun social activities, the younger ones were too hyperactive to hold still, and the older ones were too caught up in the “this is stupid – I’d rather be on Facebook” thing. About the only time they would look up would be to check the clock. The parents, on the other hand, had the time of their lives. We had coffee and snacks for them in the other room. I could hear them laughing and carrying on. There were snippets of conversation that stuck in my brain:   “… you wouldn’t believe the food stash I found under his bed…” “…if she remembered her meter like she remembered her cell phone…” “…anyone else have bloody test strips all over their house?…” “…we change his pump while he’s sleeping so we don’t have to sit on him…” “…exercise? You’ve got to be kidding…” All [...]

January 2017 Survey – How do you think the Trump administration will impact health care for people with diabetes?

By | 2017-01-23T16:32:25+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Diabetes Bites, January 2017 Newsletter|

View the results of last month's survey and VOTE a new January survey!