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About Gary Scheiner

An award-winning Certified Diabetes Educator, Masters-level Exercise Physiologist and person with type-1 diabetes since 1985, Gary Scheiner has dedicated his professional life to improving the lives of people with insulin-dependent diabetes. He was named 2014 Diabetes Educator of the year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Gary has authored six books: You Can Control Diabetes (1997), Think Like A Pancreas (2004, 2012, 2020), The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting (2007), Get Control of Your Blood Sugar (2009), Until There’s A Cure (2012), Practical CGM (2015) and Diabetes-How To Help (2018), as well as dozens of published articles related to diabetes education for consumer and trade magazines and diabetes websites. He speaks at local, national and international conferences on a multitude of topics in diabetes care. Gary is certified to train on all models of insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and hybrid closed loop systems, and has personally used every system that is currently on the market.

Blood Glucose Testing and How To Get Over The Fear Of Pricking Your Finger

I believe that obtaining an adequate blood sample with minimal discomfort is more about technique than it is about the equipment.

By |2020-08-06T21:27:41+00:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|0 Comments

In-Depth Review of Tandem t:slim with Control IQ

Pros & Cons of the Tandem t:slim with Control IQ Tandem t:slim with Control IQ: "Smahtah" than the average pump By Gary Scheiner MS, CDCES I’m a big [...]

In-Depth Review of Senseonics Eversense CGM And It’s Pros/Cons

I first learned about the Eversense implanted continuous glucose sensor while attending the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual conference.

By |2019-10-24T21:15:33+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|Tags: , , |13 Comments

FDA Recommendations For Diabetes Management Are Largely Ineffective

Diabetes management, if limited to FDA recommendations is largely ineffective.

ADA Scientific Sessions 2018: Gary’s Top-5 Observations

As usual, this year’s American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions didn’t place much emphasis on a healthy lifestyle.  There was food everywhere, and trust me, we’re not talking fruits & veggies.  But there was a great deal of research presented on diabetes medications and devices. 

LOOP vs. Medtronic 670G

One of the best examples I’ve come across in the “regulation vs. right to choose” debate related to diabetes technology is the We Are Not Waiting movement within the diabetes space.

Choosing a CGM: 3 Heads are Better Than One

There is no doubt that CGM can improve the quality of life and blood sugar control for just about everyone with diabetes. But which system is best for you?

IDS Clinicians Offer Different Perspectives on the Medtronic 670G

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

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

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

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.

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