Monthly Archives: January 2016

A1C frequency and glucose stability

This article says that people with type 2 diabetes may be having their A1C checked too often. They say that people whose blood glucose level is stable only need to get their A1C checked once or twice a year, yet many are … Continue reading

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Prediabetes and Reducing Risk for Diabetes

At least 86 million Americans have prediabetes and most of them don’t know it. About 30% will go on to get diabetes. While diabetes is unavoidable for some people, it is possible for many people to reduce their risk for developing type … Continue reading

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Fear and Hope

Fear slows us down. Fear takes away our strength and our power. Fear is a negative, draining approach. Even writing about fear brings me down. Hope, on the other hand, lifts us up and gives us strength. Hope gives us … Continue reading

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Learning Style

As an educator I think about learning styles a lot. In terms of my own learning style – I love to read and I like (short!) videos. If I need to learn how to use something on the computer, I … Continue reading

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POLI Diabetes

The other day I read a blog post about POLI, an acronym I’d never heard. In fact, it’s a diabetes management practice I had never heard of. It stands for Pumper On Long-acting Insulin. I’d heard of using a pump for … Continue reading

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Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

How do you rate your health? You’ve probably seen those survey questions at health care provider offices that ask if you would rate your health as excellent, good, fair, or poor. People who answer “excellent” are more likely to live longer. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Introduction

Welcome to my 2016 blog! Although this is my sixth year of blogging, I wanted to introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me (or need a reminder). I am Jane. I am a nurse and diabetes educator, … Continue reading

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