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How to get past the gate keepers of insurance denials

By | 2018-04-20T19:06:49+00:00 April 20th, 2018|April 2018 Newsletter, Diabetes Bites|

Alicia: UnLeashed! April article: There are a lot of moments that unite people living with diabetes. But by far one of the most loathsome shared experiences is having an insurance company deny coverage for a medication or service. So what opens the door when the insurance company says no? 

Effect of Exercise on mental health parallels effect on insulin sensitivity

By | 2018-04-19T16:25:30+00:00 April 19th, 2018|April 2018 Newsletter, Diabetes Bites|

In a recent article published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, researchers did a literature review to evaluate a correlation between stopping exercise and increase in depression.  They found that women had more depressive symptoms than men and that symptoms increased the longer exercise had stopped.   

New Omnipod Hybrid Closed Loop System in Development

By | 2018-03-23T15:44:54+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Diabetes Bites, March 2018 Newsletter|

In February Insulet released results of a hybrid closed loop (HCL) system using their Omnipod insulin pump and Dexcom sensor technology. This initial safety study included patients ages 6-65 with A1Cs from 6-10. read about this new system in development

Flash Glucose Monitoring: The new take on CGM technology

By | 2018-03-22T20:46:58+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Diabetes Bites, March 2018 Newsletter|

The world of glucose monitoring is currently divided into two options, finger sticks, and wearable monitors. The choice here is easy. More information with less discomfort is the clear winner. Studies have also overwhelmingly shown that A1C improves, and hypoglycemia and DKA reduce with the use of worn 24 hour glucose monitoring devices.

Pediatric Insulin Pump Use: A New Study Sheds Light

By | 2018-03-21T21:24:23+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Diabetes Bites, March 2018 Newsletter|

As pump therapy becomes more common for people with type 1 diabetes more of us are starting on pumps earlier and earlier, including pediatric patients. Many parents struggle with making a decision about what is the right method of treatment for their kids.

IDS Clinicians Offer Different Perspectives on the Medtronic 670G

By | 2018-03-23T21:15:07+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Diabetes Bites, March 2018 Newsletter, Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

IDS Clinicians Offer Different Perspectives on the Medtronic 670G after 10 days of use. Read what they have to say...