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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 |2019-03-18T16:21:17+00:00March 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, LD, CDE, Alicia Downs RN, MSN, CDE, Annette Valle RN, [...]

By |2019-02-09T17:20:07+00:00February 7th, 2019|7 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 |2019-01-02T15:33:04+00:00January 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 |2018-09-27T19:36:37+00:00September 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 |2018-07-31T16:13:08+00:00July 24th, 2018|8 Comments

How many carbs should you have to control diabetes?

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...

By |2019-04-20T18:54:50+00:00February 6th, 2018|3 Comments

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

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.

By |2017-07-13T22:05:59+00:00July 13th, 2017|0 Comments
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