Latest Expert Articles

  • Ask D’Mine: Caregiver Confusion on Diabetes
    Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and clinical specialist Wil Dubois. This week, Wil answers a question from a "Type Awesome" -- a persona acting as a caregiver to her mom wh ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, February 27, 2016
  • 7 Stories of Diabetes and Workplace Law
    It has been a long and winding road to establish in U.S. law that diabetes is a “disability” that requires reasonable accommodations in the workplace. We’ve examined the important cases that helped to either establish this legal concept or clarify the protection the law provides.1. First, we looked at the case of Rudy Rodriguez, a materials handler at a Texas plant operated by a national agricultural company. Mr. Rodriguez, who appeared fit to carry out ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 26, 2016
  • DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High
    The hospital should be where you go to feel better, but too many people with diabetes are put at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during their hospital stay because their blood sugar levels are poorly controlled by hospital staff. This is the finding of an audit of hospitals in the United Kingdom.The National Audit of DKA management found that 7.8% of cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurred with in-patients already under hospital care, according to findings ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Mayhem to Mealtime: Week 1 Success
     Chicken Tender Mealtime Inspiration   Success! As you may know, we will complete the first week of Mayhem to Mealtime tonight. If you have not heard about Mayhem to Mealtime, here is an overview of our sneak preview launch. So many of our clients struggle with juggling work and family responsibilities, which often times makes self-care and proper nutrition a challenge.  Our team at Rebecca Bitzer & Associates thought long and hard about how we could help ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 26, 2016
  • What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?
    What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? by: Alex Raymond, RD, LD   Did you know that chronic kidney disease or CKD affects 1 in 10 people in the United States? But, what exactly is CKD? How do you know if you are at risk for it? What does GFR mean and why is it important to kidney health? What can you do to prevent or improve CKD? What is CKD? Chronic kidney disease means ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 26, 2016
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