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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 [...]

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. 

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.

Best of the Diabetes Apps of 2016 – How to pick what is right for you

The National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 95 percent of them have Type 2, the form [...]

Artificial Pancreas Systems – What’s in the Future?

There are a multitude of different groups working on hybrid closed loop projects, and each one runs on its own unique proportion of automation and brain-power. Here are a few of the projects that were presented and discussed at the ADA Scientific Sessions in New Orleans this past June.

Diabetes Management – Do you follow the rules?

In the diabetes community, adherence and compliance are words that are used to talk about and evaluate how PWD (people with diabetes) are doing with their diabetes management.

Living with Diabetes – “The Diabetic and the Beast ”

Diabetes impacts our lives deeply. We are forced to realize our limitations as humans. Diabetes is a beast to be tamed - not by the diabetic alone, but by an entire village.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGM) Medtronic & Dexcom Review & Comparison

How do the latest Medtronic and Dexcom CGM systems compare?

How to Keep Your feet Healthy Living With Diabetes!

It can be easy to forget to look at your feet, especially if they feel just fine. This is the best time to take a look! If they feel great, [...]

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