We are always looking for ways to help patients improve their diabetes care. That is why we are excited to introduce Dexcom CLARITY, the latest innovation in diabetes management software that gathers, organizes and presents glucose data in a user-friendly, web-based format.
Using Cloud-based technology, this interactive software takes glucose data from Dexcom CGM and … Read the rest
Dexcom, Inc. a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. With wireless Bluetooth® technology built into the device transmitter, the G5 Mobile CGM System is the first and only fully mobile … Read the rest
At its annual meeting yesterday attended by more than 3,000 diabetes educators, The American Association of Diabetes Educators, AADE, again called on Congress to pass legislation that would result in more people with diabetes gaining access to diabetes education. Diabetes education has been shown to reduce healthcare expenses and … Read the rest
Proper foot care is important when you have diabetes. Wash your feet daily with gentle soap and warm water. Dry them completely and apply foot cream, staying away from the areas between your toes. Always wear closed shoes that fit properly. Wear well fitting white socks to help
Singer, songwriter, and actor Nick Jonas, who has had type 1 diabetes since he was 13, recently announced a partnership with Dexcom, Inc., to raise awareness of the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes. Last week, our team had the opportunity to attend an interview with Nick and members of … Read the rest
Diabetes doesn’t have to sideline you from the sport you love. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these safety suggestions:
• Don’t exercise unless your blood sugar level is at least 100 mg/dL, or within one week of a severe episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
• Monitor your blood sugar throughout exercise. Make … Read the rest
1. Avoid ‘Energy Boosting’ Foods and Drinks
Energy boosting supplements may contain carbohydrates that prevent hypoglycemia, but
consuming too much will reverse the caloric burn you get from running. If you need to get that
energy before a long-distance run, get it from natural food sources. 2. Monitor Insulin
If you use insulin and see … Read the rest
Compare food labels to select the product more moderate in saturated fat, trans-fat and salt (sodium). If weight control is a goal compare and choose foods lower in calories, too. Very sweet foods (desserts, candies, sugar sweetened beverages are high in sugar and low in nutrition). The nutrition facts on labels have lots of information; … Read the rest
Save your calories for food. Fruit juices, regular sodas, and other drinks that are sweetened with sugar add calories and don’t give you the satisfaction of chewing and savoring the flavor of foods. Choosing water more often for your drink, means you can have more food to sink your teeth into. This help you feel … Read the rest
The Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands is a community based not-for-profit organization serving Nebraska and western Iowa. DECM has been nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as meeting national standards for diabetes self-management education.