Diabetes Your Healthcare Team Articles

Blood Tests That Can Determine Prediabetes

By Tom Betar No Comments

Here are the three most common blood tests used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes.

Talking to Your Doctor: I Didn’t Tell My Doctor What Another Doctor Said About My Medication

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to consider before withholding information from your physician.

Talking to Your Doctor: How Well Am I Describing My Symptoms?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips to help you get the right treatment when it’s hard to explain how you feel.

Community Perspective: Adhering to Your Diabetes Plan

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

Most people with diabetes work with their healthcare provider and use their own knowledge to develop a diabetes management plan. But how well do you stick to your plan?

Is Your Doctor Talking to You or Clicking at You?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let the computer in the examination room compromise your care. Dr. Gary tells what you can do if technology comes between you and your physician.

Community Perspective: Certified Diabetes Educator Accessibility

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Learn how a CDE can benefit your diabetes management from Rachel Head, RD and CDE at One Drop, and Mark Heyman, PhD, CDE, and director of One Drop Experts, and members of the diabetes online…

Community Perspective: Patients As Educators

By Tom Betar No Comments

Diabetes patients are experts on their condition, and sometimes they need to share their knowledge with their healthcare providers.

Patients Educating Clinicians

By Michelle Litchman No Comments

Healthcare providers can learn a lot from the people they treat, especially when it comes to chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Community Perspective: Hospital Stays

By Tom Betar No Comments

Learn from our community members and expert how you can have a safe and productive hospital stay, even with diabetes.

3 Questions About Your Hospital Stay

By Chris Memering, RN, CDE No Comments

Chris Memering, RN, CDE, discusses three common questions people ask about their care during their hospital stay.

Community Perspective: How Hospitalization Affects Diabetes Care

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Special guest Rachel Head, RD and CDE, and the diabetes community lend their expert advice on diabetes and hospital care.

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Get Any Test, Treatment, or Procedure

By Consumer Reports No Comments

Choosing Wisely is an initiative by the ABIM Foundation to identify commonly-used tests or procedures whose necessity should be questioned and discussed.
1. Do I really need this test or procedure? Medical tests help…

Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Healthcare

By Tom Betar 6 Comments

Healthcare is a hot topic for many voters. Read where the presidential candidates stand on healthcare reform and how their ideas may impact your chronic disease management in the future.

What to Do When Your Doctor Assumes You “Know What to Do”

By Jewels Doskicz, RN No Comments

RN and PWD Jewels Doskicz talks about some questions to ask your healthcare provider about your diagnosis and treatment.

Who Has Your Medical Records?

By Lana Barhum No Comments

Exercise your rights under HIPAA and learn to be diligent in tracking your medical records.

Community Perspective: How Can You Be an E-Patient?

By Danielle Cronquist 1 Comment

For our most recent community chat, we welcomed special guest Deborah Greenwood, PhD, diabetes program coordinator, and diabetes clinical nurse specialist.