Type 1 University

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2011-02-21 11:38:07 -0600
Started 2011-01-10 19:04:35 -0600

Gary Scheiner is the author of "Think Like A Pancreas". He has now created a set of online classes for type 1 diabetics called "Type 1 University". I admire Gary very much and I think his new venture will be very successful. Take a look:


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Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2011-02-02 16:14:35 -0600 Report

I signed up for the advanced carb counting class. I found it very informative. It is similar to having an intense session with your diabetes educator. Since my insurance doesn't cover visits with my diabetes educator, this was a cheaper way to go. I thought it was great.

jayabee52 2011-02-18 06:15:45 -0600 Report

doesn't the new law for medical coverage mandate the ins cos to cover preventive care, which IMO a CDE session should qualify?

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2011-02-18 10:52:06 -0600 Report

I haven't been to see my CDE since the new law was passed. I've been avoiding it becuase I didn't want to pay. I just haven't been back and now I am out of the habit. I have been thinking about it lately and I do need to go back and see her. Thanks for giving me that push jayabee52.

jayabee52 2011-02-18 19:15:31 -0600 Report

I am not sure about that, so you may want to check ithe law out first. Perhaps call your CDE and ask if the preventive care covers their services, and then check it out with your ins co. too.

jayabee52 2011-02-18 19:35:53 -0600 Report

oops, my bad! I got CDE visits without co pay @ kaiser because it was considered by them to be preventative for further complications. That's why I thought it might. I really miss the care I got at KP.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2011-01-12 11:55:17 -0600 Report

For anyone that has taken one of these classes, did you find it helpful? I would like to know if it is worth spending the money to take it. It sounds really cool.

Richard157 2011-01-11 14:50:10 -0600 Report

Gary Scheider is a Facebook friend and i asked him some questions about T1U. Here are his answers:

Gary ScheinerJanuary 11, 2011 at 2:39pm
Re: Questions About T1U

Thanks Richard.

To answer your questions, yes and yes. T1U is for anyone who uses insulin, whether they be type-1 or type-2. The topics and content are geared to insulin users regardless of the etiology.

For insulin-resistant type 1s, our weight loss for insulin users course is ideal. We discuss insulin resistance at length in that program.

jayabee52 2011-01-10 19:58:33 -0600 Report

I am wondering if insulin using t2s could get in also? Some of the courses would not be useful to me currently, like the classes on pums or cgms, But I may well be interested in tearning about carb counting, and handling lows and things like that.

Looks promising!

Richard157 2011-01-10 20:19:40 -0600 Report

I have wondered about that too. The classes are geared for type 1 diabetics , but anyone can probably enroll for one or more classes. Many type 2 diabetics do have to use insulin if their medicines are no longer doing the job. I have a few type 2 friends who produce almost no insulin of their own, and they are now totally insulin dependent. They do still have insulin resistance though. That is what makes them still different from the typical type 1 diabetic. I don't know whether Gary includes any instruction for an insulin user with insulin resistance. You can probably ask him.

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