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Think Like a Pancreas: The world of diabetes from the unique perspective of Gary Scheiner and the clinical team at Integrated Diabetes Services

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Are you sure? My personal adventures in health insurance verification

Have there been any documented deaths from waiting too long on hold with an insurance company? I may have come close a few times. The hold times can be anywhere from a lucky few minutes to my all-time record of 37 minutes. Speaking of, I am currently in minute 23 as I type.

By |March 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Medtronic’s 670G Hybrid Closed Loop System: How to Customize Settings For The Best Performance

Medtronic’s Hybrid Closed Loop System: Getting More Bang For Your Buck By, Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, Jennifer Smith RD, [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|9 Comments

Why is Insulin so Expensive And What Options Do Insulin Users Have?

A recent study showed that the insulin users in North America make up 14% of all insulin users worldwide, but they account for nearly 50% of total world-wide sales. With so many profit-making avenues, you can see why this three-company oligopoly (Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi) is keen to keep raising insulin prices.

By |January 2nd, 2019|2 Comments

Low Carb, No Carb…How should I eat?

What is the best “diet” for diabetes? Literally, it is one of the first things asked when I start to work on diabetes management with someone. “What should I eat? Should I do low carb or Paleo or Mediterranean, etc.? How much should  or do I need to eat? What will make me feel good and have the control I want”?

By |September 27th, 2018|1 Comment

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. 

By |July 24th, 2018|8 Comments
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