Shared appointments: Medical utopia or dystopia?

By David Kerr (http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2016/05/18/shared-appointments-medical-utopia-or-dystopia) In simple supply and demand terms, there are now more people living with chronic disease than there are doctors and other professionals around to help them. So how can the practice of medicine respond to this particular challenge? Here in the United States, there is growing interest in exploring the potential […]

First week on the SGLT2 Inhibitor

By: Jessica Lehner   So I have (un)officially been on the SGLT2 inhibitor for one week now. My blood sugars have been much more consistent and lower than normal, even after I dropped my insulin amounts by about 20%! My highest blood sugar last week was 213; and that was after a big meal. What […]

What is an SGLT2 Inhibitor?

By: Jessica Lehner Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a popular topic these days especially for people with type 2 diabetes. At a personal level I have started to hear about it also being used for people like me – those living with type 1 diabetes. I have had type 1 diabetes since I was […]

Use of a Publicly Available Database to Determine the Impact of Diabetes on Length of Hospital Stay for Elective Orthopedic Procedures in California.

USE OF A PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATABASE TO DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF DIABETES ON LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY FOR ELECTIVE ORTHOPEDIC PROCEDURES IN CALIFORNIA.  Kerr D, Yadollahi M, Bautista HM,Chen X, Dong S, Laan RJ, Duncan I. Abstract In California, 1 in 3 hospital beds are occupied by adults with diabetes. The aim of this study […]

Is Psychological Stress a Factor for Incorporation Into Future Closed-Loop Systems?

Is Psychological Stress a Factor for Incorporation Into Future Closed-Loop Systems? Gonder-Frederick LA, Grabman JH, Kovatchev B, Brown SA, Patek S, Basu A, Pinsker JE, Kudva YC, Wakeman CA, Dassau E, Cobelli C, Zisser HC, Doyle FJ 3rd. Abstract BACKGROUND: The relationship between daily psychological stress and BG fluctuations in type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is […]

Gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosis and treatment goals: measurement and measures.

Gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosis and treatment goals: measurement and measures. Popova P1, Castorino K, Grineva EN, Kerr D. Abstract Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy that is not clearly overt diabetes. It is the most common complication of pregnancy and is the most common type of diabetes during pregnancy. Its […]

Identifying Key Intervention Opportunities During a Pregnancy Complicated by Diabetes

Identifying Key Intervention Opportunities During a Pregnancy Complicated by Diabetes: a Review of Acute Complications of Diabetes During Pregnancy. Bradley PK1, Duprey M2, Castorino K3. Abstract Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with significant and sometimes devastating acute complications. It is important that all health care providers are aware of possible complications at each stage of […]

A Visit From Gary Hall, Jr.

Former Olympic competition swimmer who represented the United States at three Olympics and won ten Olympic medals stopped by the William Sansum Diabetes Center (WSDC) today.  Not only is Gary Hall Jr. an amazing athlete, he is a diabetes advocate and a proud member and Alliance Manager at T1D Exchange. Today he met with Dr. […]

7 Healthy Holiday Hints

Tis the season to attend a whirlwind of holiday parties, and family gatherings that center on rich food and drinks. You can enjoy the season without sabotaging your health. Save over 1,000 calories at a celebration by following these helpful hints by Sandy Andrews, RD, CDE, Director of Education at William Sansum Diabetes Center and […]

Professor Jane Speight, PhD

We had a wonderful visit with Professor Jane Speight, PhD, the Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD). Dr. Speight stopped by our office on Thursday, November 19, 2015 to present on the importance of a psychosocial and behavioral focus research in diabetes.  Her highly informative presentation focused on the […]