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Improving Diabetes Management: Coordinated Care

Tripp Logan, PharmD: It’s huge. I even see it in our staff. The patient is already seeing somebody that we work very well with. We’ve got a lot of local prescribers who know we do things differently, and we know that they do things differently. So, we work well, collaboratively. I can see us engaging patients, and recommending things more often than for those who we know we’re not going to get a positive response, or even a picking up of the phone, or an answer of the fax from. And so, unfortunately, it’s to the detriment of that patient we’re taking care of. That’s a legit problem. It really is. The unfortunate thing is, a lot of prescribers see every pharmacy as exactly the same. They’re not. And every prescription doesn’t have to just fall off into the dispensing abyss, which is sometimes how it seems. We went to a clinic, and we were doing an in-service for their staff. We had some of their prescribers, social workers,

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Diabetes—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition
776 pages
Diabetes—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition

“To identify sociodemographic, psychological, and diseasespecific correlates of reported BGM frequencies in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and to explore the predictive utility of BGM indices on glycemic control. Study participants included caregivers and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (N = 143, 13-18 yr) receiving diabetes treatment at a tertiary care setting. At the initial visit, adolescents and caregivers reported on daily BGM frequencies. A sub-sample provided meter downloads ...

Diabetes For Dummies
432 pages
Diabetes For Dummies

Prodigy Diabetes Care makes three meters for the United States called Prodigy meters. The Prodigy Pocket is a small, very portable meter that comes in five colors and remembers 120 tests. The other two meters are more interesting. None of the meters require calibration. You can download them all to Prodigy's free diabetes management software. ▷✓ Prodigy Voice: This meter is meant for the blind. It has raised buttons. When a strip is inserted, it turns on and verbally takes the user ...

Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults, How to Become an Expert on Your Own Diabetes
392 pages
Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults, How to Become an Expert on Your Own Diabetes

Sources of error when measuring blood glucose False high reading Glucose on fingers False low reading Drop applied too late Finger removed too quickly Not enough blood on the strip Water or saliva on finger Regular use of the control strip or control solution provided with your meter for calibration is very important to get and maintain reliable values. Ask your diabetes nurse for advice about the available meters and their prices. Often you can get a discount on the cost of a new ...

Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies
384 pages
Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies

Bayer Healthcare LLC, which is a branch of Bayer Group, sells the following two meters in the United States but continues to support several of its old meters (like the Elite models) with test strips. You can replace the batteries for these meters at home. The meters are descendants of some of the first meters available. They both allow testing away from your fingers and don't require coding each time you use new strips. These meters use GLUCOFACTS Diabetes Management Software ...

Type 2 Diabetes in Adults of All Ages
360 pages
Type 2 Diabetes in Adults of All Ages

This means that with a blood glucose level of 20mmol/L (360mg/dl), the meter can show 2mmol/L (36mg/dl) above or below the correct value. However, at a blood glucose of 3mmol/L (54mg/dl) the error should not exceed 0.3mmol/L (5mg /dl). It is very important to apply enough blood to the strip. Too small a drop will give a false low reading. Don't rub the blood onto the strip. If you have sugar on your fingers when you take the test, this will cause a false high reading. Ask your diabetes ...

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On Call Plus Blood Glucose Monitoring System
In selected occasions, you may obtain a unit free of charge from a doctor or diabetes educator. As mentioned, this glucose monitoring meter is very easy and convenient to use. To set up the meter before you start testing, simply follow directions

Meet Mary Proietta: nutritionist, diabetes counselor and yoga fan
I teach people how to use their glucose meter to test their blood sugars.” What they say: “A lot of times — people with diabetes especially — when they reduce the refined carbohydrates like sugars or white flour, and then change their diet to more

A Cartoonist Laughs at Diabetes and Her Book Will Make You Laugh Too
For example: having a meter in each of the bathrooms of my house; flipping the cap off a new bottle of insulin ("It's Miller Time"); the security of having more than one box of test strips in the fridge; the week between injections of Vitamin B -- oh,

Wales pioneers monitor to save diabetes patients
The device will provide continuous blood glucose measurement using nanowires biosensor, unlike the commonly used 'finger stick' glucose meter that requires patients to carry out up to ten tests a day. It will also differ from the majority of products

PositiveID Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2011 Accomplishments and Mid ...
PositiveID partners with Rogers Communications, Canada's largest wireless provider, to improve diabetes management through mobile technology in Canada. -- PositiveID partners with MobiCare Technologies and CanCare Health Services Inc. to launch