Getting the Most Out of Your Remote Healthcare Visits

This content originally appeared on Integrated Diabetes Services. Republished with permission. By Gary Scheiner MS, CDCES A long, long time ago, before the days of coronavirus, there was a little diabetes care practice called Integrated Diabetes Services (we’ll just call it IDS for short). IDS taught people with diabetes all the wonderful things they can […]

CGMs to “Hack” Your Blood Sugar? People with Diabetes Speak Up

It’s becoming more and more common: whether in a coffee shop in Silicon Valley or in a weightlifting gym in Boulder, Colorado, people without diabetes are using continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) to “hack” their blood sugars, lose weight, and hone their diets accordingly. This article will explore the use of CGMs in the non-diabetic population, […]

How Racial Bias Impacts Health Outcomes

COVID-19 is killing black Americans at three times the rate of white Americans. But it is not just COVID-19. Four hundred years of systematic discrimination has created systems that leave black people with dramatically worse health outcomes than others. Many living with diabetes have faced discrimination in their lifetime. Diabetes still poses barriers to getting […]

Centralized Healthcare: Is It Best for the Patient?

There are many ways that a healthcare system can operate. The type of system that is best suited for a population may be dependent on many factors, including the population size, demographics, and various other economic, political and cultural considerations as well.  Here we discuss some potential approaches to healthcare system organization and major considerations […]

Prior Authorization: Getting Diabetes Supplies and Medications Covered by Insurance

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Divya Gopisetty What is a prior authorization? Read on to learn more about why diabetes supplies or medications might require a prior authorization and how to go through the process It can be frustrating to learn that you need a prior authorization when you already […]

Can Continuous Glucose Monitors Help Change How We All Eat?

If you share with someone results from a study indicating that even “healthy” people often eat foods that cause harmful blood sugar spikes, they may believe you and understand the underlying reasons. However, they may be much more likely to act on this knowledge if they wear a device that shows them in real time […]