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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 |2021-10-13T16:05:26+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|Tags: , , |22 Comments

FDA Recommendations For Diabetes Management Are Largely Ineffective

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

Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes Management

We've all heard about the "Keto Diet", but is it good for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Get an unbiased breakdown from 2 Certified Diabetes Educators.

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.

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, [...]

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.

Why you NEED check-ins when you are doing WELL

My dad is a mechanic, so I spent my formative years leaning over engines and climbing on car lifts getting covered in grease stains and rust. So it's probably no [...]

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 |2021-10-13T16:12:14+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|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. 

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?

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