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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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PART I: Can I use e-cigarettes?

January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
By:  Anna Marie Antonio, PhD, FNP-C, CDE

Clinical Practice Manager – Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinology Services

Mr. A. was beaming with pride when he told me, “I quit smoking cigarettes 15 years ago.  I have been chewing tobacco since then.  But I had this gum infection six months ago so my friends told me to use the e-cigarettes instead!”  Mr. A. was an...
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New Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2017

January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every year the American Diabetes Association updates its recommendations for “Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.” The ADA has been involved in the development of these standards for more than 20 years.  While the entire document is 142 pages I will provide highlights of that document in 200 words or less!

Here are some of the changes for 2017:

Sleep is important!

It...
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