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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...

How many carbs should you have to control diabetes?

By | 2018-02-07T18:58:11+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

Integrated Diabetes Services answers your questions about living with type 1 diabetes, offers tips an tricks to managing weight, blood sugar and overall health. Todays question deals with carbs - how many is just enough...

It’s Libre, Man! In-Depth Review of the Newly Approved Freestyle Libre

By | 2018-04-19T19:57:00+00:00 November 18th, 2017|November 2017 Newsletter, Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

Diabetes educator, Gary Scheiner gives his in-depth review of the newly approved Abbott Freestyle Libre CGM continuous glucose monitor.

670G and Me: Insights and Incites on Medtronic’s Latest System

By | 2017-09-30T12:49:07+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

The 670G represents an important step towards fully automating glucose control. However, it is important to put it in the proper context and set expectations at an appropriate level.

Diabetes BLAME Game: When your sugars are up, is it the medication or your diet?

By | 2017-07-13T22:05:59+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Gary's articles, Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

what happens when we eat with reckless abandon and blood glucose levels start to head in the wrong direction?  Being the responsible individuals we are, we usually place the blame squarely where it belongs: on our medication.

Review of FiASP insulin and how it compares with other fast insulins

By | 2017-06-21T17:41:35+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

Novo Nordisk’s new FiASP insulin (short for Faster insulin Aspart) has hit the market in various parts of the world, and is awaiting FDA clearance here in the US.

My Review of Afrezza Fast Acting Inhaled Insulin

By | 2017-05-24T15:00:11+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Diabetes Bites, May 2017 Newsletter, Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

By avoiding the need to absorb through the fat layer below the skin, Afrezza starts working almost immediately, peaks in about 15 minutes, and in most cases, clears in about 2 hours. Now that’s rapid!

Our Testimonials

By | 2017-12-31T18:16:52+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

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

Diabetes Management: Integrated Diabetes Services vs. Clinic based Endocrinologists

By | 2017-05-08T16:40:40+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

At Integrated Diabetes Services, we have a different setup. Everyone who works at IDS has a personal connection to diabetes. 3 of our clinicians are CDEs who wear insulin pumps and use a CGM, and the 4th is a CDE who is the mother of a child with Type 1.

Glycemic Index: The 4th Dimension of Diabetes Management

By | 2017-03-01T20:03:48+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

If you think you’ve mastered everything there is to know about carb counting, it’s time for a little revelation. Not all carbs are created equal. Another factor to consider is the influence of the Glycemic Index.

Diabetes and Air Travel: 6 Tips and Tricks!

By | 2017-02-27T14:12:34+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

Nowadays, travel involves more hassles than most of us are equipped to handle. And having diabetes just adds to the fun. Luckily you have me, Mr. “Platinum-Status Flier,” to share a few pointers for making travel a bit more bearable and enjoyable.