Diabetes Information

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Infographic: How Much Does the U.S. Spend on Diabetes?

It’s no secret that healthcare costs in America are soaring. Every health system, health plan, and employer needs to identify opportunities for cutting costs. Here are some facts to help demystify diabetes costs this Diabetes Awareness Month: For more content like this be sure to check out our blog, and follow us on LinkedIn and …

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Pamela’s BlueStar Experience

Pamela knows she isn’t the most tech savvy person, but she loves using BlueStar® to manage her diabetes. She tracks everything – blood glucose, blood pressure, exercise, food, weight, and sleep. One of Pamela’s favorite features is the SMART Visit Report. Her data entries are analyzed and summarized with key insights in this report. She …

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Christina Skinner, registered Dietitian at Benefis

I Love Seeing People’s Lives Being Changed

Christina Skinner is a Registered Dietitian at Benefis Health System in Montana who works with patients with diabetes every day. Benefis Health System offers BlueStar® to their population, and according to Christina, the benefits have been amazing. “I feel like it’s definitely a great resource for our patients to have everything in one place so …

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Gerald Takes Control of His Diabetes

When Gerald was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he thought his life was over. The amount of new and confusing information he had to learn was overwhelming. His endocrinologist threw out words he had never heard before, like A1c and blood glucose levels. “I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the foods that I loved, the …

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Food features are the most commonly used in BlueStar®. In honor of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, take some time to get to know two Registered Dietitians who make a major impact on our products and the Welldoc team. Registered Dietitians are trained in the impact of food on health. They complete an undergraduate degree and …

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Diabetes Awareness Month: The 360 Degrees of Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month; a time to come together and bring awareness to the signs, symptoms, and impact of diabetes. If you work in this industry may know that over 30 million American adults are living with diabetes. You may also know that of those, one in four don’t know they have the …

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Diabetes and Family: Diabetes Awareness Month

As a specialist in diabetes, I have to take the endocrinology certification exam once every 10 years. My time is up in November, which happens to be Diabetes Awareness Month. This year, the theme of Diabetes Awareness Month is “Family and Diabetes.”  As I reflected on my endocrinology knowledge, I realized that most of the …

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Diabetes Care Standards Encourage Optimization of Self-care with Digital Health Solutions

For many years, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has annually updated their Standards of Medicare Care in Diabetes and for years these standards have included the recommendation that all people receive Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES),1 a service covered by Medicare and other health plans. Yet several reports show that despite evidence of its effectiveness, the rate …

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