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Becoming your own Carbohydrate Detective

April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Tammy Stogner, RN, CDE
Over the years as a Diabetes Educator I’m asked one question at nearly every visit: “How many carbohydrates can I eat?” Although I have a standard “boxed” answer— 30 grams of carbohydrates per meal and 15 grams of carbohydrates per snack — I really don’t like to use it. The fact of the matter is that...
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Medicare and Meters

April 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s difficult these days to navigate the healthcare system, but when it comes to getting blood glucose meter supplies it can be especially confusing. Here is some information to help clear up the confusion surrounding glucose meter supplies if you have Medicare.

First of all, a blood glucometer is considered “durable medical equipment” (DME). This is covered under the Medicare Part...
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What's New in Diabetes Care?

March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

This has been an eventful year in the field of diabetes technology! Many companies are rapidly advancing the technology of monitoring and insulin pump therapy.

Below are some of the recent or upcoming technology changes in diabetes care, according to the non-profit website Diatribe.

  • Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G/Enlite 3 Hybrid Closed Loop — by April 2017.The first automated basal insulin delivery system is...
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New Diabetes Support Group at NorthBay Healthcare

March 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently I received a comment to one of my blogs asking about support groups for people with diabetes. It was timely as our diabetes team has been discussing how we can serve our community with peer-to-peer support for this condition.

We are now pleased to announce that NorthBay Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology will offer a free diabetes support group to...
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Part II: Smoking And Then Diabetes … What Now?

February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Anna Marie Antonio, PhD, FNP-C, CDE
Clinical Practice Manager – Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinology Services

Smoking increases your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.  No matter what kind of diabetes you have, smoking makes it more challenging to manage diabetes.

Regardless of how long or how much you have smoked cigarettes, quitting will immediately improve your health.  You’ll look better (smoking can cause...
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