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Diabetes Bites Newsletter: September 2018

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September 2018

a note from GaryA quick note from Gary… Good News

The publisher of Think Like A Pancreas has asked me to start working on a 3rd edition.   I guess that’s good news… at least it shows that somebody is actually reading it.  One of my favorite aspects of the book is a graphic that my daughter Marley drew for me showing the three interlocking factors that are necessary for quality diabetes management:  The right tools, The right skills, and The right attitude/mindset. 

That last item is really, really important.  So many people go to diabetes classes and get the latest high-tech gadgets but fail to reach their goals.  That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that Diane Herbert, MSS/LSW/CDE has rejoined our team to provide emotional health services for our clients. 

Diane is a licensed medical social worker, certified family mediator and diabetes educator with a focus on helping individuals and families work through the clinical and emotional challenges of living with type-1 diabetes.  Diane provides telehealth counseling for people of all ages, including family therapy.  Her areas of expertise include diabetes distress/depression/anxiety, coping issues, and caring for children/partners/loved ones with diabetes.  PLEASE contact us for information on Diane’s services and availability.  Remember, when it comes to diabetes management, we’re only as strong as our weakest link.

Hope you enjoy this issue of Diabetes Bites!  Your feedback is always welcome.

– Gary

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Gary Scheiner MS, CDE
Owner & Clinical Director

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How Accurate is G6, Dexcom’s factory-calibrated CGM system specified for 10-day wear?

By |September 2nd, 2018|

Accuracy of a Factory-Calibrated, Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System during 10 Days of Use in Youth and Adults with Diabetes. A new study shows the findings.

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Pre-exercise Basal insulin adjustment key to reduction in hypoglycemia

By |September 2nd, 2018|

Exercise drives insulin to work more efficiently and thus the often seen effect is hypoglycemia during or after exercise. Does the time of insulin adjustment make a difference?

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Insurance interruption has profound effects on our health

By |September 2nd, 2018|

A recent study quantifies the impact we all fear when we lose health insurance coverage.  The study shows a direct correlation between persons with diabetes not having health insurance, and severe negative repercussions on our health and safety.

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We’re Accredited – by the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ Program

By |September 2nd, 2018|

After a long and arduous process, Integrated Diabetes Services has been granted Accreditation by the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (wow… that’s a mouthful).

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Stepping Out of my Zone: trying the Whole30 plan with Type 1 Diabetes

By |September 2nd, 2018|

A typical day with 2 kids, a dog, 2 cats, a full time job, meals to prep, exercise to fit in, and a house to take care of can easily take up all the waking minutes of a day. Oh – and yes, diabetes management is a sneaky little piece in all of this time management.

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