Diabetes 102: the 5 day blood sugar assessment
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Do your doctor appointments usually suck? Let's make them better!
Do you have a doctor appointment coming up? Are you afraid that your doctor is going to express disappointment in your blood sugars (or your lack of blood sugar records)? Well, why not turn that potential disappointment into an opportunity for your doctor or provider to engage with you in some strategic blood sugar planning!
This course walks you through 5 days of blood sugar analytics, and it's designed to prepare you for your next doctor appointment, so that next time you visit with your doctor or diabetes specialist, you'll be armed with a list of medications taken, a list of foods eaten, and a full five-day set of blood sugar trends so that you can discuss blood sugar strategy in a meaningful way with your provider.
Please note that your BASELINE should be fairly flat before you start this program.
What can you expect from this program? This!
1. A full set of video instructional modules
2. A shopping list
4. A meal schedule for the next 5 days based on the recipes that you make from your shopping list
5. Blood sugar log forms to take to your doctor
6. Explicit instructions on how to log your food, medication and other activities so that you can analyze blood sugar trends with your provider.
Hi, I’m Kara.
I have a diabetes educator level 1 certificate from AADE and a couple of bachelors degrees from the U of Arizona. I have a regular day job as a technology consultant, and even though I like my day job, diabetes is my true passion.
I’ve been type 1 diabetic since 1986. I’ve been attending diabetes camps since 1987. I’ve been a camper, a counselor, a staff director and training director at diabetes camps for the last 30 years. My late maternal grandmother had diabetes, and died from complications related thereto. Both of my grandfathers have diabetes, and so do my dad and my uncle. My little brother is hyperinsulinemic, which means that his pancreas is already overproducing insulin to counteract his body's insulin resistance. I hate diabetes!
But guess what. Diabetics aren't doomed. There is a way to have diabetes and still live a long and healthful life, but, at times, it can be hard as hell. Like, really, really, insanely hard. But I’ve finally figured out how to lower my blood sugars and keep my A1C at a reasonable level (5.7-6.3). And it's not easy, and sometimes I screw up, but my method is totally workable for anyone who wants to fix their blood sugar, including you. And I want to share what I’ve learned with you, so that you can be healthy and feel better, too.
With Betic Love,
StartAbout this course
StartWelcome & Introductions (3:27)
StartAbout the Assessment | Prep Work (3:39)
StartAbout the Shopping List, Schedule & Downloads (3:13)
StartHow to do the program (3:31)
StartBlood Sugar Logging (1:40)
StartWhat to do when you're done (1:03)
StartQuestions and Answers (4:22)
StartLet's do this! (0:43)
StartWhen you don't have a meter, a poker or test strips